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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 9th Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Garry Rose 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 McMechen Volunteer Fire Department.

Garry Rose




Rank: Firefighter
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 37



Date of Incident: 02/06/2015
Time of Incident: 2355hrs
Date of Death: 02/06/2015


Fire Department: McMechen Volunteer Fire Department
Address: 811 Marshall, McMechen, WV 26040
Fire Department Chief: Mark Martin


Incident Description: Firefighter Rose was wheeling a patient through the doors of the Emergency Room at the Ohio Valley Medical Center when he collapsed and, shortly thereafter, passed way from an apparent heart attack.


Incident Location: 2000 Eoff Street, Wheeling, WV


Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Garry Rose at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/


To date, nine firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2015. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/stati...

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