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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: HI

It is in great sadness and with heavy hearts, that we as a Brotherhood post the 6th Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter III Duane Ibarra has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of the Maui County Department of Fire and Public Safety.

Duane Ibarra

Rank: Firefighter III

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Status: Career

Years of Service: 20

Date of Incident: 01/18/2012

Time of Incident: 1822hrs

Date of Death: 01/18/2012

Fire Department: Maui County Department of Fire and Public Safety

Address: 200 Dairy RD, Kahului, HI 96732

Fire Department Chief: Jeffrey Murray

Incident Description: Firefighter Ibarra was found unresponsive in the fire station workout room at 1822hrs. Efforts to revive Ibarra by his co-workers were unsuccessful.

Incident Location: Pending

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter III Duane Ibarra at

To date, six firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2012. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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