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The USFA has received notice of the following firefighter fatalities: Guam

It is in great sadness and with heavy hearts, that we as a Brotherhood post the 74th Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter II Vince Cruz 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 Guhan (Guam) Fire Department.

Vince Cruz

Rank: Firefighter II
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 19
Date of Incident: 09/28/2011
Time of Incident: 0600hrs
Date of Death: 09/29/2011

Fire Department: Guahan (Guam) Fire Department
Address: PO Box 2950, Hagatna, GU 96932
Fire Department Chief: Joey C. San Nicolas
Fire Department Website:

Incident Description: Firefighter Cruz passed away while on duty from a cause still to be determined. Cruz, posthumously promoted to Fire Lieutenant, was reported by authorities to have responded to a number of emergency calls the fire department answered the previous night.
Incident Location: Pending

Funeral Arrangements: Pending
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter II Vince Cruz at

To date, 74 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2011; 69 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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