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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 57th Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Fire Police Captain Steven Henry has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of the Columbia consolidated Fire Department.

Steven Henry, Sr.

Rank: Fire Police Captain
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 35

Date of Incident: 09/06/2012
Time of Incident: 1306hrs
Date of Death: 09/07/2012

Fire Department: Columbia Consolidated Fire Department
Address: P.O. Box 270, 265 South Tenth Street, Columbia, PA 17512
Fire Department Chief: Charles E. Snyder III

Incident Description: Fire Police Captain Henry responded to a fire call during which he became ill, reporting to his family doctor the next morning. Captain Henry passed away from a cardiac arrest suffered at his home later that day.

Incident Location: Pending

Funeral Arrangements: 1000hrs, 09/15/2012, Station 807, 265 South Tenth Street, Columbia, PA. The family and department will be receiving friends from 1000-1200hrs. A procession will then proceed past the Shawnee Fire Company and Columbia Borough Fire Police buildings ending at Laurel Hill Cemetery for the funeral services. A gathering to celebrate Captain Henry’s decades of service will then take place back at the CCFD station for family and friends; all are welcome to attend.

Tribute is being paid to Fire Police Captain and former Fire Chief Steven Henry, Sr. at

To date, 57 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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