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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 94th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Chief Matt Frantz 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 Rice Lake Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Matt Frantz

Rank: Fire Chief
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 13

Date of Incident: 12/09/2013
Time of Incident: 0003hrs
Date of Death: 12/09/2013

Fire Department: Rice Lake Township Volunteer Fire Department
Address: 4051 Martin RD, Duluth, MN 55803-1332
Fire Department Chief: Assistant Chief Scott Twining

Incident Description: Chief Frantz passed away from an apparent heart attack within 24 hours of responding to his fire station for a mutual aid fire call.

Incident Location: 4051 Martin RD, Duluth, MN 55803-1332

Tribute is being paid to Fire Chief Matt Frantz at

To date, 94 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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