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

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 78th Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Chief of Department Eddy Meador has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of Pattonsburg Fire & Rescue Protection District.

Eddy Meador

Rank: Fire Chief
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 35

Date of Incident: 12/08/2012
Time of Incident: 0030hrs
Date of Death: 12/08/2012

Fire Department: Pattonsburg Fire & Rescue Protection District
Address: PO Box 211, 100 2ND AVE, Pattonsburg, MO 64670
Fire Department Chief: Pending

Incident Description: Shortly after working several emergency incidents including a car fire followed by a hazmat call on a nearby Interstate Highway, Fire Chief Meador fell ill and passed away from a cause still to be determined.

Incident Location: Pending

Funeral Arrangements: Visitation will be held 1800-2000hrs 12/12/2012 at the Roberson Funeral Home, 1016 Main Street, Pattonsburg. Funeral services will be held at 1400hrs, 12/13/2012 at First Baptist Church, Pattonsburg.

Tribute is being paid to Fire Chief Eddy Meador at

To date, 78 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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