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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 71st Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Larry O'Neil 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 Lone Camp Fire Department.

Larry O'Neil

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 40

Date of Incident: 10/25/2015
Time of Incident: 1130hrs
Date of Death: 10/25/2015

Fire Department: Lone Camp Fire Department
Address: P.O. Box 485, 7236 FM 4 S, Palo Pinto, TX 76484
Fire Department Chief: Chris Hale

Incident Description: Firefighter O'Neil was responding to an emergency medical call in a fire department vehicle and had just arrived on-scene when fellow responders noticed that he had become ill. Firefighter O’Neil was removed from the vehicle, provided medical assistance, and transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to a nature and cause of injury still to be reported but thought to be cardiac related.

Incident Location: Lone Camp, TX

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Larry O'Neil at

To date, 71 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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