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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 53rd Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Lieutenant Christopher Joe Daniels 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 Pine Level Volunteer Fire Department.

Christopher Joe Daniels

Rank: Lieutenant
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 10+

Date of Incident: 08/17/2015
Time of Incident: 0723hrs
Date of Death: 08/17/2015

Fire Department: Pine Level Volunteer Fire Department
Address: 110 W Main ST POB 609, Pine Level, NC 27568
Fire Department Chief: Stephen Holloman

Incident Description: Lieutenant Daniels arrived on shift at 0600hrs and per his normal routine ran for 30 minutes. He returned to the department's day room and was later found unresponsive at 0723hrs when members responded to a call. The nature and cause of fatal injury is still to be determined.

Incident Location: 110 W Main ST, Pine Level, NC 27568

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 21st, at 11:00 AM at Branch Chapel FWB Church with Rev. Rickey Evans officiating. Burial with fire department honors will be held at the Price Cemetery near Pine Level. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service beginning at 9:30 AM. The public is welcome to pay their respects to Chris at Parrish Funeral Home on Thursday, August 20th, from 11AM to 5PM.

Tribute is being paid to Lieutenant Christopher Joe Daniels at

To date, 53 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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