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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 45th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Paramedic Richie K. Holcomb 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 City of Dayton Fire Department.

Rickie K. Halcomb

Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 9

Date of Incident: 06/06/2000
Time of Incident: 0552hrs
Date of Death: 03/21/2014
Fire Department: City of Dayton Fire Department
Address: 300 North Main Street, Dayton, OH 45402
Fire Department Chief: Jeff Payne

Incident Description: Firefighter/Paramedic Halcomb was assigned to Dayton Medic 11 and, on June 6, 2000, responded with other crews to I-75 Southbound at State Route 35 for an accident with a person trapped. After nasally intubating the patient and while assisting crews with patient removal from the wreckage, Halcomb was exposed to the Hepatitis-C virus from the blood at the scene. Firefighter Halcomb suffered the adverse effects of the disease process until he passed away on March 21, 2014.
Incident Location: I-75 at State Route 35, Dayton, OH

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter/Paramedic Rickie K. Halcomb at
To date, 45 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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