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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 43rd Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Joseph DeMarinis 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 Clermont Fire Department.

Joseph DeMarinis

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 2

Date of Incident: 07/13/2016
Time of Incident: 1930hrs
Date of Death: 07/14/2016

Fire Department: Clermont Fire Department
Address: 439 W. Hwy 50, Clermont, FL 34711
Fire Department Chief: Carle L. Bishop

Incident Description: Several hours after getting off of his duty shift which included several emergency response calls, Firefighter DeMarinis checked himself into the hospital where he passed away from a reported cardiac event.

Incident Location: 11813 Foxglove DR, Clermont, FL 34711

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Joseph T. DeMarinis at

To date, 43 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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