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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 8th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Chief of Department Scott Morrison has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for his fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and members of the Knotts Island Volunteer Fire Department.

Scott Morrison

Rank: Fire Chief
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 29

Date of Incident: 03/03/2013
Time of Incident: 1615hrs
Date of Death: 03/03/2013

Fire Department: Knotts Island Volunteer Fire Department
Address: PO Box 115, 327 Knotts Island RD, Knotts Island, NC 27950
Fire Department Chief: Assistant Fire Chief Curt Burmeister

Incident Description: Incident Description: Fire Chief Morrison was operating at the scene of a brush fire when he collapsed from an apparent heart attack. Morrison was treated by fellow responders on scene and en route to a hospital where he passed away from his injury.

Incident Location: 500 Block of Knotts Island Road

Tribute is being paid to Fire Chief Scott Morrison at

To date, 8 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2013. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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