It is in great sadness and with heavy hearts, that we as a Brotherhood post the 58th Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Captain Kyle King 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 Perry Fire Department.
Years of Service: 23
Date of Incident: 07/29/2011
Time of Incident: 1735hrs
Date of Death: 07/29/2011
Fire Department: Perry Fire Department
Address: 732 Delaware ST, Perry, OK 73077-6425
Fire Department Chief: Wayne Emmons
Incident Description: Captain King passed away from a cause still to be determined while fighting a grass and abandoned structure fire. Weather conditions (heat) are being considered as a contributing factor in the death.
Incident Location: County Road 160 and Pioneer Road, Noble County, OK.
Funeral Arrangements: Pending
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: A memorial fund has been established in honor of Captain Kyle King at both the Exchange Bank, 523 Delaware Perry, OK 73077 ((580) 336-5531); and, 1st Bank and Trust, 401 North 7th Street Perry, OK 73077-6407 ((580) 336-5562).
Tribute is being paid to Captain Kyle King at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/
To date, 58 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2011; 53 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 @ http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats....