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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 3rd Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Joshua Woods 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 Siler City Fire Department.

Joshua Woods

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 2+

Date of Incident: 01/12/2016
Time of Incident: 0100hrs
Date of Death: 01/12/2016

Fire Department: Siler City Fire Department
Address: 310 N. Chatham Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344
Fire Department Chief: Scott J. Murphy

Incident Description: While driving his personal vehicle in response to an emergency call, Firefighter Woods lost control causing the car to crash. Firefighter Woods passed away from the injuries he sustained in the vehicle accident.

Incident Location: 3251 Silk Hope Road, Siler City, NC

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Joshua Woods at

To date, three firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2016. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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