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

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 24th Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Chief Kenny Fox has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of the Decatur County Vo,unteer Fire Department.

Kenny Fox

Rank: Fire Chief
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 20+
Date of Incident: 04/07/2012
Time of Incident: 0424hrs
Date of Death: 04/07/2012

Fire Department: Decatur County Volunteer Fire Department Station 3
Address: PO Box 159, 19 S East ST, Decaturville, TN 38329
Fire Department Chief: Pending

Incident Description: Fire Chief Fox died from injuries sustained when the roof of a burning bar and grill collapsed on him. Two other firefighters on the interior attack team were injured but according to reports were pushed outside of the structure by Chief Fox just before the collapse. They were both transported to the hospital and treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries. Investigation into the cause of the fire and fatality continues by local and state authorities.
Incident Location: 3098 Highway 412 E, Parsons, TN 38363 (USNG: 16S DE 0311 4408)

Funeral Arrangements: Visitation will be 04/09/2012 from 1000-2100hrs, and on 04/10/2012, 1000-1400hrs, followed immediately by services at the Trinity Assembly of God, 1141 Southwest ST, Decaturville, TN 38329 (telephone: 731-852-4477).
Tribute is being paid to Fire Chief Kenny Fox at

To date, 24 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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