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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 19th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother & Lieutenant Homer “J.R.” Harrell 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 Orange City Fire Department.

Homer “J.R.” Harrell

Rank: Lieutenant
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 11

Date of Incident: 02/24/2014
Time of Incident: 1030hrs
Date of Death: 02/24/2014

Fire Department: Orange City Fire Department
Address: 215 N Holly Ave, Orange City, FL 32763
Fire Department Chief: Chris Johnson

Incident Description: Lieutenant Harrell passed away from a reported heart attack shortly after coming off his assigned shift which included one or more emergency responses.

Incident Location: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Lieutenant Homer “J.R.” Harrell at

To date, 19 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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