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

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 42nd Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Assistant Chief of Operations, Edward Vanner, Jr. has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for his fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our brothers & sisters of the 143rd Fire & Emergency Services - Quonset ANG Base.

Edward C. Vanner, Jr.

Rank: Assistant Chief
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 23

Date of Incident: 06/17/2013
Time of Incident: 2000
Date of Death: 06/17/2013

Fire Department: 143rd Fire & Emergency Services - Quonset ANG Base R.I.
Address: 11 Flightline Drive, North Kingstown, RI 02816
Fire Department Chief: Anthony J. Novellino, Jr.

Incident Description: Assistant Chief of Operations Vanner was found by a fellow firefighter in his office unconscious and unresponsive. Chief Vanner was transported to Kent Hospital where despite the best efforts of EMTs and doctors from the 143d FES, North Kingstown Fire Department, and Kent Hospital, Chief Vanner passed away from an apparent heart attack.

Incident Location: 11 Flightline Drive, North Kingstown, RI 02816

Tribute is being paid to Assistant Chief Edward C. Vanner, Jr. at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 42 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2013. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/stati...

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