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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 20th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother & Assistant Chief Roger Dale Tome 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 Kennedy Space Center Fire and Rescue.

Roger Dale Tome

Rank: Assistant Fire Chief
Age: 71
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 51

Date of Incident: 02/10/2014
Time of Incident: 1700hrs
Date of Death: 02/10/2014

Fire Department: Kennedy Space Center Fire and Rescue
Address: Kennedy Space Center, Mailstop CS3-322, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899
Fire Department Chief: Richard W. Anderson

Incident Description: Assistant Fire Chief Tome passed away from an apparent heart attack several hours after completing his shift which included department mandated physical training.

Incident Location: Main Street, Windermere, FL

Tribute is being paid to Assistant Fire Chief Roger Dale Tome at

To date, 20 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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