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

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 9th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Chris Brown has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for his fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and members of the Hudson Community Fire Protection District.

Christopher Brown

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 15

Date of Incident: 03/05/2013
Time of Incident: 2145hrs
Date of Death: 03/05/2013

Fire Department: Hudson Community Fire Protection District
Address: 502 N Broadway ST, Hudson, IL 61748-9451
Fire Department Chief: Dan Hite

Incident Description: Firefighter Brown was working with other responders on a multiple vehicle accident on Interstate 39 when a southbound semi-tractor trailer lost control and slid into the accident scene killing Brown and injuring several others. Investigation into the fatal accident continues.

Incident Location: Interstate 39 (MM6) near Hudson, IL

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Max and Mason Brown Education Fund, c/o Hudson Community Fire Protection District , 502 N Broadway ST, Hudson, IL 61748-9451

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Christopher Brown at

To date, 9 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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