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

It is in great sadness and with heavy hearts, that we as a Brotherhood post the 62nd Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Lieutenant Todd Krodle 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 Dallas Fire Department.

Todd Krodle

Rank: Lieutenant
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 17
Date of Incident: 08/14/2011
Time of Incident: 1612hrs
Date of Death: 08/14/2011

Fire Department: Dallas Fire Department
Address: 1500 Marilla ST, L1CS, Dallas, TX 75201
Fire Department Chief: Acting Fire Chief Louie Bright

Incident Description: Lieutenant Krodle was among the several crews that responded to a working structure fire in a multifamily residential building. While attempting to perform vertical ventilation from the roof of the 2-story apartment, Lt. Krodle fell through the roof and into the attic. He was rescued by fellow firefighters and was transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas where he later died from his injuries.
Incident Location: 5606 Plum Grove Lane.

Funeral Arrangements: Pending
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Lieutenant Todd Krodle at
To date, 62 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2011; 57 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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