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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 14th Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Edward Roddy 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 Somerset Volunteer Fire Department.

Edward Roddy

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: Pending

Date of Incident: 11/05/2014
Time of Incident: Pending
Date of Death: 02/22/2015

Fire Department: Somerset Volunteer Fire Department
Address: 340 W Union ST, Somerset, PA 15501
Fire Department Chief: Jim Clark

Incident Description: Firefighter Roddy suffered from a heart attack on November 5, 2014 while at the scene of a fire and did not recover. He passed away on February 22, 2015.

Incident Location: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Edward Roddy at

To date, 14 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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