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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 70th Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Deputy Fire Marshall John Hall has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of the Bladen County Emergency Services.

John McClelland Hall

Rank: Deputy Fire Marshal
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 20+

Date of Incident: 11/03/2012
Time of Incident: 1700hrs
Date of Death: 11/07/2012

Fire Department: Bladen County Emergency Services
Address: PO Box 1646, Elizabethtown, NC 28337
Fire Department Chief: Emergency Services Director Bradley Kinlaw

Incident Description: Deputy Fire Marshal Hall responded to and actively participated in fighting a fire in the Carvers Creek Community. He was also the primary investigator of the fire. During the incident, Hall fell ill and was put on bed rest. Several days later, he was taken to the hospital where he passed away from a heart related cause.

Incident Location: 308 Cord Rd, Council, NC (USNG: 17S QU 3625 1328)

Tribute is being paid to Deputy Fire Marshal John McClelland Hall at

To date, 70 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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