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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: Air Force

It is in sadness and with great honor that we as a Brotherhood post a Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the USFA. Fellow Brother Firefighter (Fire Dawg) and Airman First Class Derek Kozorosky has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family in Pennsylvania, members and Veterans of the United States Air Fore Fire Protection. Memorial Service

Derek Kozorosky


Rank: Airman First Class/Firefighter
Age: Pending
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: Pending
Date of Incident: 02/11/2011
Time of Incident: 1800hrs
Date of Death: 02/11/2011

Fire Department: 18th Civil Engineer Squadron
Address: Kadena Air Base, APO AP 96368
Fire Department Chief: Brig. Gen. Ken Wilsbach

Incident Description: Airman First Class Kozorosky passed away at the Camp Lester Naval Hospital following a vehicle mishap. Details for the fatal incident are pending a full investigation by authorities.

Incident Location: Kadena Air Base, Japan.

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending

Tributes are being paid to Airman First Class Kozorosky at 379th AEW Memorial Service Air Force 379thh AEF FD Tribute and

To date, 18 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2011; 16 from incidents that occurred in 2011 and two from a previous year’s incident. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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