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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 29th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Joshua Warren 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 Alexis Volunteer Fire Department.

Joshua Warren

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Status: Part-time (paid)
Years of Service: 9

Date of Incident: 06/16/2016
Time of Incident: 1100hrs
Date of Death: 06/16/2016

Fire Department: Alexis Volunteer Fire Department
Address: 4168 Charles Raper Jonas HWY POB 157, Alexis, NC 28006-0157
Fire Department Chief: Brad Presswood

Incident Description: Firefighter Warren fell ill from a nature of injury still to be determined while on-duty and engaged in physical fitness training at a local middle school. Warren was rushed to CHS-Lincoln Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injury.

Incident Location: East Lincoln Middle School, 4137 Highway 73, Iron Station, NC 28080

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Joshua Warren at

To date, 29 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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