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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 8th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Thomas Gerald Lee has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Four Oaks Fire Department.

Thomas Gerald Lee

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 36

Date of Incident: 01/31/2014
Time of Incident: 1033hrs
Date of Death: 02/01/2014

Fire Department: Four Oaks Fire Department
Address: 100 Keen ST, Four Oaks, NC 27524
Fire Department Chief: Barry Stanly

Incident Description: Firefighter Lee passed away at home from an apparent heart attack within 24 hours of responding to the station for a motor vehicle accident call.

Incident Location: 2159 NC 96 HWY South, Four Oaks

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter and Former Fire Chief Thomas Gerald Lee at

To date, 8 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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