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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 11th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Assistant Fire Chief Daniel F. Cool 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 Jefferson County Fire Department- Kaw Fire District #1.

Daniel F. Cool

Rank: Assistant Fire Chief
Age: 71
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 50

Date of Incident: 02/11/2016
Time of Incident: 2020hrs
Date of Death: 02/14/2016

Fire Department: Jefferson County Fire Department #1 - Kaw
Address: 3877 South St, Grantville, KS 66429
Fire Department Chief: Doug Brumbaugh

Incident Description: Assistant Fire Chief Cool responded to an emergency incident on the morning of February 11th. Later that day, he attended a training meeting and collapsed suddenly from a heart attack. Chief Cool was admitted to St. Francis Hospital in Topeka, KS, where he succumbed to his injury early in the morning of February 14th.

Incident Location: 3877 South St, Grantville, KS 66429

Tribute is being paid to Assistant Fire Chief Daniel F. Cool at

To date, 11 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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