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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 53rd Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Fire Chief Billy Glen Norris, Sr. 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 Lecompte Volunteer Fire Department.

Billy Glen Norris, Sr.

Rank: Fire Chief Age: 62 Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 20+

Date of Incident: 07/21/2014
Time of Incident: 0200hrs
Date of Death: 07/21/2014

Fire Department: Lecompte Volunteer Fire Department
Address: 1305 Wall St, Lecompte, LA 71346
Fire Department Chief: Pending

Incident Description: Fire Chief Norris responded to a medical emergency response call with members of his fire department in the early morning hours of July 21st. Upon completion of the run, Norris complained to fellow firefighters of not feeling well with some pain in one of his shoulders and then left the station for home. A short time later Chief Norris suffered a heart attack and was transported to Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria where he succumbed to his injury.

Incident Location: 761 Highway 470, Lecompte, LA 71346

Tribute is being paid to Fire Chief Billy Glen Norris, Sr., at

To date, 53 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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