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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 15th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Captain Dennis Channell 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 Poyen Fire Department.

Dennis Channell

Rank: Fire Captain
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 20+

Date of Incident: 02/09/2014
Time of Incident: Pending
Date of Death: 02/10/2014

Fire Department: Poyen Fire Department
Address: PO Box 218, 107 N Front ST, Poyen, AR 72128-0218
Fire Department Chief: Claude Hardin

Incident Description: Fire Captain Channell fell ill during or soon after responding to a medical call. Captain Channell passed away in the hospital the following day from a reported stroke.

Incident Location: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Fire Captain Dennis Channell at

To date, 15 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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