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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 63rd Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Battalion Chief Rob Von Wormer has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of the Cal Fire Santa Clara.

Rob Van Wormer

Rank: Battalion Chief

Age: 47

Gender: Male

Status: Career

Years of Service: 24

Date of Incident: 10/27/2012

Time of Incident: 1900hrs

Date of Death: 10/27/2012


Fire Department: Cal Fire Santa Clara Unit

Address: 15670 Monterey Street, Morgan Hill, CA 95037 (USNG: 10S FG 2099 07912)

Fire Department Chief: Steve Woodill


Incident Description: Chief Van Wormer passed away from a cause still to be determined while on a work assignment in a neighboring jurisdiction.

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Battalion Chief Rob Van Wormer at

To date, 63 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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