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

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 22nd Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Edward Bernosky has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of the Adena Volunteer Fire Company.

Edward Richard Bernosky

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 79
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 50+

Date of Incident: 03/20/2012
Time of Incident: 1530hrs
Date of Death: 03/20/2012

Fire Department: Adena Volunteer Fire Company
Address: PO Box 656, Adena, OH 43901-0656
Fire Department Chief: David Bernosky

Incident Description: Firefighter Bernosky suffered a medical emergency while working a fire department water detail. Medics and firefighters rendered aid but Bernosky passed away from a cause still to be reported.

Incident Location: Pine Valley Sportsman’s Club, 108 S Bridge ST, Adena, OH 43901

Funeral Arrangements: 03/24/2012

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Edward Richard Bernosky at

To date, 22 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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Comment by Mike France on March 27, 2012 at 5:49am


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