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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 22nd Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Wild Land Firefighter Jerry Campbell 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 Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry.

Jerry Campbell

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: Pending

Date of Incident: 03/01/2014
Time of Incident: 0145hrs
Date of Death: 03/012014

Fire Department: Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry
Address: PO Box 40627, Nashville, TN 37204
Fire Department Chief: Assistant Commissioner and State Forester Jere Jeter

Incident Description: While at a work center and preparing to deploy to a wildland fire incident in the Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee, Firefighter Campbell fell ill from an apparent heart attack. According to reports, Campbell's condition suddenly deteriorated and he passed away from his injury while being prepared for air transport to the hospital.

Incident Location: Near Tellico Plains, Tennessee

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Jerry Campbell at

To date, 22 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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