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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 71st Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Donald "Pete" Martin 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 Sanborn Fire Company.

Donald "Pete" Martin

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 84
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 53

Date of Incident: 10/30/2014
Time of Incident: Pending
Date of Death: 10/30/2014

Fire Department: Sanborn Fire Company
Address: 5811 Buffalo Street, Sanborn, NY 14132
Fire Department Chief: Robert Hoover

Incident Description: After arriving at the station for mandatory department training, Firefighter Martin fell ill. Other firefighters subsequently took Firefighter Martin to his residence where 911 was called after he became unresponsive. Firefighter Martin passed away from a nature and cause of injury still to be determined.

Incident Location: Sanborn, NY

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Donald "Pete" Martin at

To date, 71 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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