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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 41st Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Battalion Chief John McDonald 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 Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) Naval District Washington (NDW) Fire and Emergency Services Central Battalion.

John “Mac” McDonald

Rank: Battalion Chief
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 40


Date of Incident: 05/30/2014
Time of Incident: 0530hrs
Date of Death: 05/30/2014

Fire Department: Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) Naval District Washington (NDW) Fire and Emergency Services Central Battalion
Address: 5 Castle AVE, Washington DC, 20032
Fire Department Chief: Acting District Chief Jeff Williams

Incident Description: Battalion Chief McDonald passed away from a nature of injury still to be reported while on-duty at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. A memorial service with full fire department honors is being planned for McDonald on Thursday, June 5th. Battalion Chief McDonald was a Navy veteran and also a life-long volunteer firefighter and former fire chief with the Stafford County Fire Department, Virginia.

Incident Location: 5 Castle AVE, Washington DC, 20032

Tribute is being paid to Battalion Chief John “Mac” McDonald at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 41 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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