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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 54th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Assistant Fire Chief Jamie Middlebrook 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 New Carlisle Fire Department.

Jamie Middlebrook

Rank: Assistant Fire Chief
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 20+

Date of Incident: 08/05/2014
Time of Incident: 2100hrs
Date of Death: 08/05/2014

Fire Department: New Carlisle Fire Department
Address: 204 E Michigan, New Carlisle, IN 46552
Fire Department Chief: Joshua Schweizer

Incident Description: Assistant Fire Chief Middlebrook died from injuries sustained when the roof of a burning commercial storage building collapsed on him and another firefighter. According to reports, the other firefighter sustained a broken ankle and minor burns. Investigation into the cause of the fire remains under investigation by the State of Indiana Fire Marshal’s office.

Incident Location: 5885 N. 800 E, New Carlisle, IN

Tribute is being paid to Assistant Fire Chief Jamie Middlebrook at

To date, 54 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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