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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 85th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Jantzen Murrell Frazier has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Oden Ridge Fire and Rescue.

Jantzen Murrell Frazier

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 3 months

Date of Incident: 10/17/2013
Time of Incident: 1439hrs
Date of Death: 10/17/2013

Fire Department: Oden Ridge Fire and Rescue
Address: 199 Lawrence Cove Road, Eva, AL 35621
Fire Department Chief: Jeff Duffey

Incident Description: Firefighter Jantzen Murrell Frazier was responding to the scene of a structure fire when the apparatus he was driving ran off the road, flipped and slammed into a power pole. Frazier, the only person aboard the apparatus, was killed instantly from injuries sustained as a result of the accident. Investigation into the cause of the accident continues.

Incident Location: Wilson Mountain Road

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Jantzen Murrell Frazier at

To date, 85 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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