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

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 18th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter and Lieutenant James Clark has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for his fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and members of the Bedford Fire Department.

James B. Clark

Rank: Lieutenant
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 29

Date of Incident: 04/11/2013
Time of Incident: Pending
Date of Death: 04/11/2013

Fire Department: Bedford Fire Department
Address: 55 Constitution DR, Bedford, NH 03110-6008
Fire Department Chief: Scott Wiggin

Incident Description: Several hours after working a very active shift at the fire department that included a number of emergency calls, Lieutenant Clark was found deceased at his residence from a cause still to be determined.

Incident Location: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Lieutenant James B. Clark at

To date, 18 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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