This one is hard to swallow since it happened less than 20 miles from where I started in the Fire Service and where many family and friends live!
It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 5th Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Brandon Little has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of the United Hook & Ladder Company 33.
Years of Service: 3
Date of Incident: 01/18/2012
Time of Incident: 1740hrs
Date of Death: 01/18/2012
Fire Department: United Hook and Ladder Company 33
Address: 21 N. Bolton St., New Oxford, PA 17350
Fire Department Chief: Steve Rabine
Incident Description: While responding to a structure fire call, Firefighter Little passed away from injuries he sustained when his privately owned vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a tree. Initial reports indicate that Little was ejected from his car and that speed may have been a factor in the accident. Investigation into the fatal incident continues by local and state authorities.
Incident Location: 206 Kinneman Road, Abbottstown, PA
Funeral Arrangements: Pending
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Brandon Little at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/
To date, five firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2012. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @ http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats...