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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 44th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Assistant Chief Donovan Garcia, Jr. 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 Hungry Valley Volunteer Fire Department.

Donovan Garcia, Jr.

Rank: Assistant Fire Chief
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: Pending

Date of Incident: 06/05/2014
Time of Incident: Pending
Date of Death: 06/05/2014

Fire Department: Hungry Valley Volunteer Fire Department
Address: 9070 Eagle Canyon Drive, Sparks, NV 89441
Fire Department Chief: Daniel Thayer

Incident Description: Assistant Fire Chief Garcia was participating in wildland fire training when he collapsed from an apparent heart attack. Garcia was treated at the scene and then transported to the Northern Nevada Medical Center in Sparks, Nevada, where he succumbed to his injury.

Incident Location: Hungry Valley, NV Tribute is being paid to Assistant Fire Chief Garcia at To date, 44 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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