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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 65th Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Anthony Meyers 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 Angelina River Volunteer Fire Department.

Anthony Quinten “Tony” Meyers

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: Pending
Date of Incident: 08/28/2011
Time of Incident: 1515hrs
Date of Death: 08/28/2011

Fire Department: Angelina River Volunteer Fire Department
Address: RTE 7 Box 299-4, Jasper, TX 75951
Fire Department Chief: Richard Lackie

Incident Description: While operating at the scene of an outdoor fire, Firefighter Meyers passed away from injuries sustained when, according to state police, he lost control of the ATV he was operating and crashed into the front of a Texas Parks and Wildlife pickup truck at a roadway intersection.
According to media reports, Meyers was using the ATV to travel between two separate fires that were burning in order to monitor the progress of each blaze. Local authorities suspect that both fires were intentionally set.
Incident Location: County Roads 39 and 32 in Jasper County, TX.

Funeral Arrangements: Pending
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Anthony Quinten Meyers at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/

To date, 65 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2011; 60 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....

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