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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 55th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Jonathan French 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 Glendale Fire Department.

Jonathan French

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 5

Date of Incident: 08/06/2014
Time of Incident: 0330hrs
Date of Death: 08/06/2014

Fire Department: Glendale Fire Department
Address: 405 Main ST, Glendale, KY 42740
Fire Department Chief: Richard Peters

Incident Description: Firefighter Jonathan French was killed and another Firefighter, Lisa French, was injured when a semi tractor-trailer struck them and their fire apparatus while they were operating at the scene of a motor vehicle fire on Interstate 65. According to reports, Firefighter Lisa French, Jonathan’s mother, was flown to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Investigation into the fatal incident continues by authorities.

Incident Location: Near MM 87, Southbound Interstate 65 about a mile north of Glendale, KY

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Jonathan French at

To date, 55 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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