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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 96th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Lieutenant Jeff Little 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 Waycross Fire Department.

Jeff Little

Rank: Lieutenant
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 25+

Date of Incident: 12/15/2013
Time of Incident: 0020hrs
Date of Death: 12/15/2013

Fire Department: Waycross Fire Department
Address: 1820 Mary ST, Waycross, GA 31503-7966
Fire Department Chief: David E. Eddins

Incident Description: Crews were performing overhaul operations on a residential structure fire when the ceiling collapsed trapping Lieutenant Little. Rescue efforts were immediately initiated and Little was transported to the Mayo Clinic of Waycross where he succumbed to injuries sustained in the collapse. According to fire department officials, the fire has been ruled intentionally set and Lieutenant Little’s death is being investigated as a homicide.

Incident Location: 1000 block of Isabella Street

Tribute is being paid to Lieutenant Jeff Little at

To date, 96 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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