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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 40th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Lancy A. Crawford, Sr. 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 Plainview Volunteer Fire Department.

Lancy A. Crawford, Sr.

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 3

Date of Incident: 07/07/2016
Time of Incident: 1714hrs
Date of Death: 07/07/2016

Fire Department: Plainview Volunteer Fire Department
Address: 110 Davis AVE POB 117, Plainview, AR 72857
Fire Department Chief: Justin Lancaster

Incident Description: As a part of the fire department’s weekly meeting/drill, Firefighter Crawford was operating a 1996 Ford Tanker truck traveling eastbound on Arkansas State Highway 60 and negotiating a curve when the apparatus left the roadway and rolled several times. Firefighter Crawford, who was wearing a seat belt at the time, died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Incident Location: State Highway 60 near Plainview

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Lancy A. Crawford, Sr. at

To date, 40 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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