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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 26th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Senior Captain Jeff Bayless 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 Anchorage Fire Department.

Jeffery Bayless

Rank: Senior Captain
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 19

Date of Incident: 03/07/2014
Time of Incident: 1148hrs
Date of Death: 03/07/2014

Fire Department: Anchorage Fire Department
Address: 100 E 4th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501
Fire Department Chief: Peter C. Bushue

Incident Description: Senior Captain Bayless collapsed during Rules Of Air Management (ROAM) training. Crews on scene began immediate treatment and Senior Captain Bayless was transported to Alaska Regional Hospital where he later passed away from a nature of fatal injury still to be reported.

Incident Location: Anchorage Fire Department Training Center, 1150 Airport Heights Rd

Tribute is being paid to Senior Captain Jeffery Bayless at

To date, 26 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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Comment by Brad Hoff on March 10, 2014 at 7:53pm

All of these really cause me to have a very heavy heart and the passing of Brother Bayless is even more difficult because it is someone I knew, went to conferences and classes with and have many friends who work and trained with a great brother.

Rest Easy Brother, we got it from here

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