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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 5th Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Leslie "Les" W. Fryman 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 Rosendale Volunteer Fire Department.

Leslie "Les" W. Fryman

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 21

Date of Incident: 01/14/2015
Time of Incident: 1230hrs
Date of Death: 01/21/2015

Fire Department: Rosendale Volunteer Fire Department
Address: 301 East Division ST, Rosendale, WI 54974
Fire Department Chief: Dave McCoy

Incident Description: Firefighter Fryman was a passenger in a tanker/tender responding to a mutual aid structure fire when he went unresponsive. Fellow responders treated Fryman and transported him to a local hospital. Firefighter Fryman was subsequently transferred to another hospital where he succumbed to his injury seven days later. The nature and cause of fatal injury is still to be officially reported.

Incident Location: Vicinity of Brandon, WI

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Leslie "Les" W. Fryman at

To date, five firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2015. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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