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

It is in great sadness and with heavy hearts, that we as a Brotherhood post the 68th Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Christopher Peterson 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 Ward Four Fire Protection District.

Christopher Peterson

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 4
Date of Incident: 09/03/2011
Time of Incident: 1500hrs
Date of Death: 09/03/2011

Fire Department: Ward Four Fire Protection District
Address: PO Box 613, 261 Highway 505, Jonesboro, LA 71251-0613
Fire Department Chief: Curtis Roller

Incident Description: While responding to a call for medical assistance, Firefighter Peterson died from injuries sustained when the fire department utility truck he was operating failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway, and struck an embankment and tree.
Incident Location: Siloam Church Road.

Funeral Arrangements: 09/07/2011 @ 1400hrs, Garrett (Jackson Parish) Community Center.
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Christopher Peterson at

To date, 68 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2011; 63 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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