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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 15th Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Jeffery Scott Buck 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 Clearfield County Station #5.

Jeffery Scott Buck


Rank: Firefighter
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 4

Date of Incident: 03/03/2015
Time of Incident: 0841hrs
Date of Death: 03/09/2015  

Fire Department: Lawrence Township Volunteer Fire Company #1 - Clearfield County Station #5
Address: 425 Mill RD, Clearfield, PA 16830
Fire Department Chief: Elliott NeeperIncident

Description: Firefighter Buck was critically injured on March 3, 2015, while fighting a residential structure fire when the front porch of the home collapsed on him. Buck was rescued and transported to UPMC Altoona where he succumbed to a head injury March 9, 2015.

Incident Location: 714 Daisy Street, Clearfield, PA 

Tribute is being paid to Jeffery Scott Buck at  ;

To date, 15 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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