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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 62nd Line Of Duty Deaths for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Assistant Chief of EMS Barry Miller 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 Bergen Fire Department.

Barry Miller

Rank: Assistant Chief of EMS/Firefighter
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 30

Date of Incident: 09/23/2015
Time of Incident: 0725hrs
Date of Death: 09/23/2015

Fire Department: Bergen Fire Department
Address: PO Box 428, 10 Hunter ST, Bergen, NY 14416-0428
Fire Department Chief: Kevin Finucane

Incident Description: While responding to an emergency call for a male with chest pain, Chief Miller died from injuries sustained when the fire department ambulance he was a passenger in collided with a slow moving backhoe loader. The driver and one other crew member on board the ambulance were not injured. The ambulance was traveling east on Bovee Road in Riga, New York, when the accident occurred. According to media reports quoting law enforcement officials, early morning sunshine and fog were contributing factors to the fatal accident which remains under investigation by local and state authorities.

Incident Location: Bovee Road and Brew Road, Riga, NY

Tribute is being paid to Assistant Chief of EMS/Firefighter Barry Miller at

To date, 62 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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