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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 13th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Captain Peter Larlee 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 East Millinocket Fire Department.

Peter Larlee

Rank: Captain
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Status: Paid-on-call
Years of Service: 25

Date of Incident: 03/02/2016
Time of Incident: 1500hrs
Date of Death: 03/02/2016

Fire Department: East Millinocket Fire Department
Address: 125 Main St., East Millinocket, ME 04430
Fire Department Chief: Les Brown

Incident Description: Within one hour of responding to a medical emergency, Captain Larlee went into the fire department's engine bay to fix a mud flap on an ambulance. Within two minutes of going into the bay and while on the bay floor, Larlee fell ill. Captain Larlee was treated by fellow first responders, but passed away at the scene from injuries sustained.

Incident Location: 125 Main St., East Millinocket, ME

Tribute is being paid to Captain Peter Larlee at

To date, 13 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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