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

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 13th Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter/Fire Marshall Matt Waller has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of the Memphis (TX) Fire Department.

Matt Waller

Rank: Firefighter/Fire Marshal
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 29
Date of Incident: 02/16/2012
Time of Incident: 1330hrs
Date of Death: 02/25/2012

Fire Department: Memphis Fire Department
Address: 721 W Robertson ST, Memphis, TX 79245
Fire Department Chief: Wiley Davis

Incident Description: Firefighter/Fire Marshal Waller passed away from a stroke he suffered while on-duty at the fire station.
Incident Location: 721 W Robertson ST, Memphis, TX 79245

Funeral Arrangements: Services will be at 1400hrs, 02/28/2012, at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Daniel Downey officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements are by Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis. (
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter/Fire Marshal Matt Waller at

To date, 13 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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