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

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 23rd Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Captain David Bailey has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of the LACo Fire Department.

David Bailey

Rank: Captain
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 18
Date of Incident: 04/03/2012
Time of Incident: 1130hrs
Date of Death: 04/03/2012

Fire Department: Los Angeles County Fire Department
Address: 1320 N Eastern AVE, Los Angeles, CA 90063-3244
Fire Department Chief: Daryl L. Osby

Incident Description: Captain Bailey suffered a fatal medical emergency while engaged in physical fitness activities at Los Angeles County Fire Department Camp 14 in Santa Clarita.

Incident Location: LACoFD Camp 14, San Francisquito Canyon, Map (USNG): 11S LU 6465 2584

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Captain David Bailey at

To date, 23 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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