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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 7th Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Charlie V. Wallace 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 Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department.

Charlie V. Wallace

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 74
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 43

Date of Incident: 01/10/2015
Time of Incident: 0745hrs
Date of Death: 02/03/2015

Fire Department: Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department
Address: 136 Ward ST POB 8, Montgomery, NY 12549
Fire Department Chief: Robert Tressler

Incident Description: Firefighter Wallace died from injuries sustained when he was struck by a vehicle on January 10th while directing traffic in front of the fire station as apparatus were leaving for a response call.

Incident Location: 136 Ward ST, Montgomery, NY 12549

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Charlie V. Wallace at

To date, seven 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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