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

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 38th Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Firefighter & Asst. Chief Donald Suggs has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of theSummerville Fire and Rescue Department.

Donald L. Suggs

Rank: Assistant Chief
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 21
Date of Incident: 06/10/12
Time of Incident: 2100hrs
Date of Death: 06/11/12

Fire Department: Summerville Fire and Rescue Department
Address: 111 East Harnett ST, Lillington, NC 27546
Fire Department Chief: Melvin R. Yow

Incident Description: Sunday, June 10, 2012, at approximately 1100hrs, Assistant Chief Suggs had responded to an emergency call. After returning home, he collapsed at about 2100hrs that evening. He was taken to the hospital where he passed away on Monday, June 11, 2012, at approximately 0100hrs from an apparent heart attack. An autopsy is being performed to determine the exact cause of death.
Incident Location: N/A

Funeral Arrangements: Visitation, Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 1800-2000hrs, O'Quinn Peebles Funeral Home, 1310 South Main ST, Lillington, NC. Funeral: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 1100hrs, Lillington Baptist Church, 210 West Lofton ST, Lillington, NC.

Tribute is being paid to Assistant Chief Suggs at

To date, 38 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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