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

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 20th Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Jonathan Myers has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of the Houston Fire Department.

Jonathan D. Myers

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 20
Date of Incident: 03/19/2012
Time of Incident: 1000hrs
Date of Death: 03/19/2012

Fire Department: Norfolk Fire-Rescue
Address: 100 Brooke AVE, STE 500, Norfolk, VA 23510-1836
Fire Department Chief: Jeffrey F. Wise

Incident Description: Firefighter Myers was found unconscious on the floor of his fire station’s bunk room. Fellow firefighters immediately started CPR. Myers was then transported to DePaul Medical Center where he passed away from a cause still to be determined.

Incident Location: Station 13, 176 Maple Ave., Norfolk, VA

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Jonathan D. Myers at

To date, 20 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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