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

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?Paramedic Glenn L. Allen has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and the members of the City of Los Angeles Fire Department.


Glenn L. Allen

Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 36
Date of Incident: 02/16/2011
Time of Incident: 2319hrs
Date of Death: 02/18/2011

Fire Department: Los Angeles Fire Department
Address: 200 N Main ST, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Telephone: 213 978-3810
Fax: 213 978-3712
Fire Department Chief: Millage Peaks
Fire Department POC: Donald Reyes
Fire Department Website: http://lafd.org/

Incident Description: On Wednesday, February 16, 2011, Firefighter Allen responded to a house fire in the Hollywood Hills. Firefighter Allen was among six firefighters who were injured when a partial ceiling collapse occurred. He was rushed to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where, on February 18, 2011, he succumbed from his injuries sustained in the collapse.

Incident Location: 1546 N Viewside DR, Los Angeles, CA

Funeral Arrangements: Thursday, February 24, 2011 - A Community/Department Candlelight Vigil for Firefighter/Paramedic Allen will take place from 1830 hrs to 2000 hrs at Fire Station 78, located at 4041 Whitsett AVE. Friday, February 25, 2011 - A walking procession will begin at 0830 hrs. The procession will start from the South Lawn of City Hall (1ST ST and Main ST) and end at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (A distance of five city blocks). The Memorial Church service will begin at 0930 hrs at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, located at 555 W Temple ST, Los Angeles, CA.

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Allen at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/

To date, 23 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2011; 20 from incidents that occurred in 2011 and three from previous years’ incidents. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @ http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats....

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