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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 84th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Captain Richard Floersch 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 Milan Fire Department.

Richard Floersch

Rank: Captain
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 36

Date of Incident: 10/02/2013
Time of Incident: 0200hrs
Date of Death: 10/02/2013

Fire Department: Milan Fire Department
Address: 7029 Telecom Drive, Milan, TN 38358
Fire Department Chief: 731-686-3996

Incident Description: Fire Captain Richard Floersch suffered an apparent heart attack while on duty at the fire station. Although fire and emergency personnel administered life support measures, Captain Floersch succumbed to the injuries sustained.

Incident Location: Milan Fire Department, Milan, TN

Tribute is being paid to Captain Richard Floersch at

To date, 84 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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