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

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 16th Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter and Lieutenant Mark Morrison has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of the St. Lucie County Fire District.

Mark W. Morrison

Rank: Lieutenant
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 25
Date of Incident: 03/04/2012
Time of Incident: 1749hrs
Date of Death: 03/04/2012

Fire Department: St. Lucie County Fire District
Address: 5160 NW Milner DR, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34983
Fire Department Chief: Ron Parrish

Incident Description: Lieutenant Morrison passed away while in quarters from a cause still to be determined. During his shift, Morrison had responded to several emergency response calls. After fellow firefighters discovered him unconscious in the firehouse and immediately rendered aid, Morrison was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injury.
Incident Location: 480 SW Ravenswood LN, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34983

Funeral Arrangements: Pending
Tribute is being paid to Lieutenant Mark W. Morrison at

To date, 16 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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