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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 46th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Gabriel Garnet Lee 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 Philadelphia Fire Department.

Gabriel Garnet Lee

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 20+

Date of Incident: 07/23/2016
Time of Incident: 1911hrs
Date of Death: 07/23/2016

Fire Department: Philadelphia Fire Department
Address: 240 Spring Garden ST - Fire Administration Building, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Fire Department Chief: Fire Commissioner Adam K. Thiel

Incident Description: Firefighter Lee was found unresponsive in the gym of the firehouse several hours after responding to a fire call. Lee was treated by fellow responders then taken to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The nature of fatal injury is still to be determined.

Incident Location: Ladder Company 12, 1325 W. Cambria St. in North Philadelphia

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Gabriel Garnet Lee at

To date, 46 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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