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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 46th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Fire Chief Todd Allen Rummel 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 Three Forks Volunteer Fire Department.

Todd Allen Rummel

Rank: Fire Chief
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 29

Date of Incident: 06/19/2014
Time of Incident: 2100hrs
Date of Death: 06/19/2014

Fire Department: Three Forks Volunteer Fire Department
Address: PO Box 444, 13 East Date ST, Three Forks, MT 59752
Fire Department Chief: Keith Aune

Incident Description: Fire Chief Rummel died upon impact from injuries sustained when the fire apparatus he was operating was involved in a motor vehicle accident with a pickup truck carrying, according to reports, five occupants who also perished upon impact in the collision. Rummel was returning the apparatus to the fire station from the shop where it had undergone routine repair work. Investigation into the cause of the accident continues by local and state authorities.

Incident Location: Highway 287/12, 10 miles east of Helena (MM55)

Tribute is being paid to Fire Chief Todd Allen Rummel at

To date, 46 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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