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

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.

Bruce Britt

Rank: Lieutenant
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Status: Career
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

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

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