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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 6th Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Assistant Chief Mike "Coop" Cooper 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 Centerville Fire Department.

Mike "Coop" Cooper

Rank: Assistant Fire Chief
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 38

Date of Incident: 01/30/2015
Time of Incident: 1930hrs
Date of Death: 01/31/2015

Fire Department: Centerville Fire Department
Address: 314 E Maple ST, Centerville, IA 52544-2238
Fire Department Chief: Mike Bogle

Incident Description: Assistant Fire Chief Cooper died at home from a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be determined several hours after being released from the scene of a large structure fire in a commercial occupancy.

Incident Location: 22900 HWY 5 South, Centerville, IA

Tribute is being paid to Assistant Fire Chief Mike "Coop" Cooper at

To date, six 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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