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

It is in great sadness and with heavy hearts, that we as a Brotherhood post the 52nd Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Travis Lee Miller 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 Waterloo - Grant Township Fire Department.

Travis Lee Miller

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 5
Date of Incident: 07/19/2011
Time of Incident: 1847hrs
Date of Death: 07/20/2011

Fire Department: Waterloo – Grant Township Fire Department
Address: PO Box 115, 305 S Sheridan ST, Waterloo, IN 46793-0115
Fire Department Chief: Kirby Hobbs

Incident Description: Firefighter Miller died of an apparent heart attack shortly after returning home from working a residential structure fire in Butler, Indiana. Heat conditions on the fire ground were described by local authorities as extreme.

Incident Location: 418 North Pearl ST, Butler, IN

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Travis Lee Miller at

To date, 52 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2011; 47 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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