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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 61st Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Timothy White 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 Cedar Lake Fire Department.

Timothy R. White

Rank: Firefighter/EMT
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: Pending
Date of Incident: 07/17/2011
Time of Incident: Pending
Date of Death: 08/05/2011

Fire Department: Cedar Lake Fire Department
Address: 9430 West 133rd Avenue, Cedar Lake, IN 46303-9463
Fire Department Chief: Todd Wilkening

Incident Description: Firefighter/EMT White suffered a heart attack on July 17, 2011, while participating in Technical Rescue Training. On August 5, 2011, White passed away from complications as a result of the heart attack.

Incident Location: Cedar Lake, IN

Funeral Arrangements: 08/10/2011

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Timothy R. White at

To date, 61 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2011; 56 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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