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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 57th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Chaplain Darrell Parker 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 Fairbury Rural Fire Department.

Darrell Parker

Rank: Chaplain/Firefighter Age: 56 Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 27

Date of Incident: 08/10/2014
Time of Incident: 0800hrs
Date of Death: 08/13/2014

Fire Department: Fairbury Rural Fire Department
Address: 3020 Industrial AVE, Fairbury, NE 68352
Fire Department Chief: Kenny Krause

Incident Description: Chaplain/Firefighter Parker died in the hospital several days after the privately owned vehicle he was operating in response to a fire incident left the roadway and struck a tree. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Officials suspect that Parker may have experienced a medical emergency when he lost control of his vehicle.

Incident Location: 2100 block of K Street

Tribute is being paid to Chaplain/Firefighter Darrell Parker at

To date, 57 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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