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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 30th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Assistant Chief Tom D. Stevens Sr. 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 Bright Volunteer Fire Company.

Tom D. Stevens, Sr

Rank: Assistant Fire Chief
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 14

Date of Incident: 03/16/2014
Time of Incident: 1145hrs
Date of Death: 03/17/2014

Fire Department: Bright Volunteer Fire Company
Address: 23759 Brightwood DR, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025-9686
Fire Department Chief: Kevin Gick

Incident Description: Several hours after returning home from an emergency response call with the fire department, Assistant Fire Chief Stevens suffered an apparent heart attack. Responders from the Bright Fire Company were summoned and treated Chief Stevens then transported him to the Mercy Harrison Medical Center (Harrison, OH), where despite all efforts he succumbed to his injury.

Incident Location: Mountain Meadows CT

Tribute is being paid to Assistant Fire Chief Tom D. Stevens, Sr., at

To date, 30 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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