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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 19th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Charles M. Tucker 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 Lynn Fire & Rescue.

Charles M. Tucker




Rank: Firefighter
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 2+



Date of Incident: 03/30/2016
Time of Incident: 1500hrs
Date of Death: 04/02/2016


Fire Department: Lynn Fire & Rescue
Address: 2625 County Road, Lynn, Al 35575
Fire Department Chief: David Harris



Incident Description: On March 30, 2016, Firefighter Tucker responded from home with his son, Austin, a 16-year-old Junior Member of Lynn Fire & Rescue, to a grass and woods fire on Winston County Road 37. Once units cleared the fire scene, Firefighter Tucker was driving with his son back home when, for a cause still to be determined, their privately owned pickup truck veered off of the highway and struck an empty logging trailer parked nearby. Lynn Fire & Rescue and other emergency services responded to the scene finding both occupants badly injured and entrapped in the vehicle. After extensive extrication efforts, Firefighter Tucker and his son were flown by medical helicopter to UAB Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama. Firefighter Tucker succumbed to his injuries sustained in the early morning hours of April 2, 2016. Junior Firefighter Austin Tucker remains in UAB Children’s Hospital recovering from his injuries. The fatal accident is under investigation by the Alabama Highway Patrol.


Incident Location: Outdoor fire - Winston County Road 37; MVA - Intersection of Hwy 278 & Hwy 13



Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Charles M. Tucker at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/





To date, 19 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2016. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html

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