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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 19th Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Fire Apparatus Operator Daryl Gordon 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 Cincinnati Fire Department.

Daryl Gordon

Rank: Fire Apparatus Operator
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 29

Date of Incident: 03/26/2015
Time of Incident: 0000hrs
Date of Death: 03/26/2015

Fire Department: Cincinnati Fire Department
Address: 430 Central AVE, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Fire Department Chief: Richard Braun

Incident Description: Fire Apparatus Operator Gordon, assigned to Cincinnati Fire Department’s Heavy Rescue 14, died from injuries he sustained in a fall down an elevator shaft while working with fire crews to rescue the residents and extinguish a fire in a Madisonville neighborhood apartment building. Some of the residents were reported to have suffered smoke inhalation and one other firefighter was injured with second-degree burns in the fire. Investigation into the fatal incident continues by authorities.

Incident Location: 6020 Dahlgren ST, Cincinnati, OH

Tribute is being paid to Fire Apparatus Operator Daryl Gordon at

To date, 19 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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