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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 25th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter John Morris Davis, Jr. 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 Kenly Volunteer Fire Department.

John Morris Davis, Jr.

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 20

Date of Incident: 05/07/2016
Time of Incident: 1912hrs
Date of Death: 05/07/2016

Fire Department: Kenly Volunteer Fire Department
Address: 101 W 1ST ST POB 868, Kenly, NC 27542
Fire Department Chief: Paul Whitehurst

Incident Description: Firefighter Davis responded to a motor vehicle accident and assisted other responders with extrication of one occupant. After completion, Davis experienced chest pains. Johnston County EMS started treatment. While in route to the hospital, Davis went into cardiac arrest. Resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful and Firefighter Davis succumbed to his injury.

Incident Location: Princeton Kenly Rd & Hinnant Edgerton Rd

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter John Morris Davis, Jr., at

To date, 25 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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