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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 27th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Chief of Department Jaime Peite 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 Ironwood Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Jamie A. Peite

Rank: Fire Chief
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 10

Date of Incident: 03/04/2014
Time of Incident: 1830hrs
Date of Death: 03/05/2014

Fire Department: Ironwood Township Volunteer Fire Department
Address: N10892 Lake RD, Ironwood, MI 49938
Fire Department Chief: Mike Nelson

Incident Description: While participating in pumper training at the fire department, Fire Chief Peite began to not feel well but thought it was not serious. While attending classes at the University of Wisconsin-Superior the following morning, Peite suffered a heart attack. Fire Chief Peite was treated and transported to the hospital but succumbed to his injury.

Incident Location: N10892 Lake RD, Ironwood, MI 49938

Tribute is being paid to Fire Chief Jamie A. Peite at

To date, 27 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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