It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 37th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Lieutenant Jeffrey Newland 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 North Port Fire Rescue.
Jeffrey B. Newland
Years of Service: 14
Date of Incident: 04/23/2014
Time of Incident: 1000hrs
Date of Death: 05/01/2014
Fire Department: North Port Fire Rescue
Address: 4980 City Center BLVD, North Port, FL 34286-8037
Fire Department Chief: William J. Taaffe
Incident Description: Approximately four hours after going off of a shift which included several emergency response calls, Lieutenant Newland suffered an aortic dissection. Newland was treated and transported to a local hospital then flown to Health Park Hospital for specialized care where he remained for just over a week before passing away from his injury.
Incident Location: Cape Coral, FL
Tribute is being paid to Lieutenant Jeffrey B. Newland at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 37 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...