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

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 5thLine Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Sister Firefighter & Fire Police Lieutenant made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to her family, friends and members of the Diligence Fire Company #1.

Claudia Sokol

Rank: Fire Police Officer
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 6

Date of Incident: 02/21/2013
Time of Incident: 1155hrs
Date of Death: 02/22/2013

Fire Department: Diligence Fire Company No.1
Address: 114 W Ludlow ST, PO Box 114, Summit Hill, PA 18250-0114
Fire Department Chief: Shawn Hoben

Incident Description: Fire Police Officer Sokol suffered a medical emergency while on traffic control duties at the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Thursday and passed away Friday evening, February 22.

Incident Location: Route 902 and N. Chestnut ST

Funeral Arrangements: Wake services will take place at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 104 E. Abbott St in Lansford, on Tuesday evening from 5-8pm.

Funeral Services will be on Wednesday at the church with a call from 10-11am and service at 11am.

Tribute is being paid to Fire Police Officer Claudia Sokol at

To date, 5 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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