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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 48th Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Captain James Alan Hicks 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 North Carolina Air National Guard Fire and Emergency Services.

James Alan Hicks

Rank: Captain
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 15

Date of Incident: 07/26/2015
Time of Incident: 1941hrs
Date of Death: 07/27/2015

Fire Department: North Carolina Air National Guard Fire and Emergency Services
Address: 4930 Minuteman Way, Charlotte, NC 28208
Fire Department Chief: Daryl Cook

Incident Description: Captain Hicks was found unresponsive in his fire department bunkroom several hours after responding to a mutual aid structure fire at 39025 Kemp Road, Albemarle. Captain Hicks was treated by fellow firefighters and other responders but was pronounced deceased at the fire house. The nature and cause of fatal injury is still to be determined by authorities.

Incident Location: 39025 Kemp Road, Albemarle, NC

Tribute is being paid to Captain James Alan Hicks at

To date, 48 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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