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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 24th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Fire Warden Steven Lapierre 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 Georgia Volunteer Fire Department.

Steven Lapierre

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

Date of Incident: 04/27/2016
Time of Incident: 1230hrs
Date of Death: 05/05/2016

Fire Department: Georgia Volunteer Fire Department
Address: 4134 Ethan Allen Highway, Saint Albans, VT 05478-6089
Fire Department Chief: Keith Baker

Incident Description: Firefighter Lapierre succumbed to his injury after suffering a heart attack while operating at the scene of a brush fire on April 27th, 2016.

Incident Location: 136 Rhodeside Acres

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter/Fire Warden Steven Lapierre at

To date, 24 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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