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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 17th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter and Assistant Fire Chief Harold Hollingsworth has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for his fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and members of the Fort Osage Fire Protection District.

Harold Hollingsworth

Rank: Assistant Fire Chief
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 16

Date of Incident: 04/07/2013
Time of Incident: 2143hrs
Date of Death: 04/07/2013

Fire Department: Fort Osage Fire Protection District
Address: PO Box 287, 400 E Monroe ST, Buckner, MO 64016
Fire Department Chief: John E. Yocum

Incident Description: Assistant Fire Chief Hollingsworth was en route to a reported structure fire on Atherton Road during an active severe weather event. He was involved in a single vehicle accident during this response striking a tree. Assistant Chief Hollingsworth was transported to a local hospital where he received treatment but succumbed to his injuries.

Incident Location: 2620 North Old Atherton Road (structure fire); East Blue Mills Road and North Buckner Tarsney Road (fatal traffic accident).

Tribute is being paid to Assistant Fire Chief Harold Hollingsworth at

To date, 17 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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