It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 18th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother & Lieutenant Bruce Britt 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 Columbia Fire Department.
Years of Service: 23
Date of Incident: 02/22/2014
Time of Incident: 0445hrs
Date of Death: 02/22/2014
Fire Department: Columbia Fire Department
Address: 201 Orr ST, Columbia, MO 65201
Fire Department Chief: Charles P. Witt, Jr.
Incident Description: While working to evacuate students from a university residence apartment building, Lieutenant Britt died of injuries sustained when he became entangled in debris after the collapse of a portion of the building's elevated walkway.
Incident Location: University Village, 601 S. Providence Road, Columbia, MO
Tribute is being paid to Lieutenant Bruce Britt at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 18 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/stati...