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

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 and Chief Chris Stock has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and the members of the Westport Volunteer Fire Department.

Chris Stock

Rank: Fire Chief
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 20
Date of Incident: 02/24/2011
Time of Incident: 1820hrs
Date of Death: 02/24/2011

Fire Department: Westport Volunteer Fire Department
Address: PO Box 77, 6301 3rd Street, Westport, KY 40077
Fire Department Chief: Pending

Incident Description: Several hours after participating in a training exercise related to wildland fire incidents, Fire Chief Stock passed away from a heart attack he suffered while at his residence.

Incident Location: Pending

Funeral Arrangements: Friday (03/04/2011) @ 1200hrs, LaGrange Baptist Church, 1139 Commerce Parkway, LaGrange, KY.

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: In honor of Fire Chief Chris Stock, c/o Westport Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 77, Westport, KY 40077

Tribute is being paid to Fire Chief Chris Stock at

To date, 24 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2011; 21 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 @

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