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

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 33rd Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Fire Police Captain David Wintz has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of the Bristol Fire Company.

David Wintz

Rank: Fire Police Captain
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 50
Date of Incident: 05/16/2012
Time of Incident: 0330hrs
Date of Death: 05/16/2012

Fire Department: Bristol Fire Compnay
Address: 198 Wood Street, P.O. Box 123, Bristol, PA 19007
Fire Department Chief: Herb Slack

Incident Description: Fire Police Captain responded to a chemical plant fire in Bucks County, PA, which was started by a lightning strike. While directing traffic at the scene, Wintz started to feel ill and was taken home. Wintz went into cardiac arrest at home and was then taken to Aria Health's Torresdale Hospital where he passed away from an apparent heart attack.

Incident Location: 3100 block of State Road in Croydon, PA

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Fire Police Captain Wintz at

To date, 33 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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