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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 63rd Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Captain Anthony “Tony” Lynn Grider 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 Campbellsville Fire-Rescue Department.

Anthony “Tony” Lynn Grider

Rank: Captain
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 16

Date of Incident: 08/21/2014
Time of Incident: 1130hrs
Date of Death: 09/20/2014

Fire Department: Campbellsville Fire-Rescue Department
Address: 100 W Broadway St, Campbellsville, KY 42718
Fire Department Chief: Kyle Smith

Incident Description: Captain Grider succumbed to injuries sustained 30 days earlier when he received a high-voltage electric shock during an "ALS ice water challenge" at Campbellsville University. Grider and a second firefighter, who has since been released from the hospital and is recovering from his injuries, were both injured in the bucket of an aerial ladder truck when, according to reports, energy from a nearby power line arced to the bucket.

Incident Location: Chandler Avenue and Spring Street

Tribute is being paid to Captain Anthony “Tony” Lynn Grider at
To date, 63 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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