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

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 40th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Thomas Burley 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 Youngstown Volunteer Fire Company.

Thomas Burley

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 5

Date of Incident: 06/18/2013
Time of Incident: 2100hrs
Date of Death: 06/18/2013

Fire Department: Youngstown Volunteer Fire Company
Address: 625 3rd ST, Youngstown, NY 14174
Fire Department Chief: Eric Wieland

Incident Description: While returning from fire department mandated training at the Niagara County Public Safety Training Facility, Firefighter Burley died from injuries sustained when his privately owned vehicle was involved in an accident.

Incident Location: Route 93 and Church Road, Cambria, NY

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Thomas Burley at

To date, 40 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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