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

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 41st Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Sister Firefighter Katrina Sims has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for her fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to her family, friends and our brothers & sisters of the Atlanta Fire & Rescue Department.

Katrina Sims

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Status: Career
Years of Service: 4

Date of Incident: 06/18/2013
Time of Incident: Pending
Date of Death: 06/18/2013

Fire Department: Atlanta Fire Rescue Department
Address: Public Safety Headquarters 226 Peachtree Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Fire Department Chief: Kelvin J. Cochran

Incident Description: Firefighter Sims was found deceased while on duty in the fire station. Investigation into the circumstances related to the death is underway by authorities.

Incident Location: Atlanta Fire-Rescue Station 35, 2150 Central Cargo Circle, Atlanta, GA

To date, 41 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2013. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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