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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 23rd Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Fire Police Captain John J. Doster has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man.

John was reported to be the oldest living Active Volunteer Firefighter in the United States. His career as a volunteer included being the past chief, past president and lifetime member of the Edgely Fire Company #10 and faithfully served the citizens of his community for 82 straight years.

Our sincerest condolences go out to the family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Edgely Fire Company #1, Inc..

John J. Doster

Rank: Fire Police Captain
Age: 95
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 82

Date of Incident: 02/25/2015
Time of Incident: 1955hrs
Date of Death: 04/02/2015

Fire Department: Edgely Fire Company #1, Inc.
Address: 1200 Edgely Avenue, Levittown, PA 19057
Fire Department Chief: Carl Pierce

Incident Description: Fire Police Captain Doster complained of not feeling well while on the scene of a two-alarm warehouse fire in Hulmeville Borough, Pennsylvania. Doster was directing traffic on a bitterly cold evening with much of the main street of the borough closed for fire operations. Shortly thereafter, Doster departed for home. Within a few hours, Doster’s condition worsened and he was transported to the hospital for treatment. Subsequently, on April 2, 2015, Fire Police Captain Doster passed away at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Incident Location: Vicinity of Lincoln AVE and Pennsylvania AVE, Hulmeville

Tribute is being paid to Fire Police Captain John J. Doster at

To date, 23 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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