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

I apologize for this being posted so late.

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 34th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Fire Chief George Underwood 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 Lake Volunteer Fire Department.

George Underwood




Rank: Fire Chief
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 25




Date of Incident: 04/02/2014
Time of Incident: 1800hrs
Date of Death: 04/02/2014


Fire Department: Lake Volunteer Fire Department
Address: PO Box 296, Lake, WV 25121
Fire Department Chief: Acting Fire Chief Mike Deskins, Jr.



Incident Description: Fire Chief Underwood responded to a call of localized flooding that was affecting residential properties in the community. While attempting to clear a blocked culvert with a hose line, Underwood fell ill and collapsed at the scene from an apparent heart attack. Chief Underwood was treated by responders and transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injury.


Incident Location: Craddock Fork RD



Tribute is being paid to Fire Chief George Underwood at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/



To date, 34 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/stati...

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