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

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

Rank: Lieutenant
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Status: Career
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

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

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