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The USFA has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: NY

It is in great sadness and with heavy hearts, that we as a Brotherhood post the 48th Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Walter E. Hauser has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to our brothers family and the members of the Rochester Fire Department.

Walter E. Hauser

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: Pending
Date of Incident: 02/11/1981
Time of Incident: 0925hrs
Date of Death: 07/02/2011

Fire Department: Rochester Fire Department
Address: 185 Exchange ST, STE 665, Rochester, NY 14614
Fire Department Chief: John D. Caufield
Fire Department Website:

Incident Description: Firefighter Hauser passed away from serious injuries he suffered during a 1981 fire in a department store at the Midtown Plaza.
Incident Location: McCurdy’s Department Store, Midtown Plaza, 211 Midtown Plz, Rochester, NY 14604

Funeral Arrangements: 07/07/2011

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: None

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Walter E. Hauser at
To date, 48 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2011; 43 from incidents that occurred in 2011 and five from previous years’ incidents. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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