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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 45th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Charles Waterbury 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 Orford Fire Department.

Charles Waterbury

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 10

Date of Incident: 07/24/2016
Time of Incident: 1346hrs
Date of Death: 07/24/2016

Fire Department: Orford Fire Department
Address: 476 NH Route 10, Orford, NH 03777
Fire Department Chief: Terry Straight

Incident Description: Firefighter Waterbury suffered a medical emergency while fighting a brush fire in Lyme, New Hampshire. Firefighter Waterbury was transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center where he was pronounced dead from nature of fatal injury still to be determined.

Incident Location: 42 Claflin LN, Lyme, NH

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Charles Waterbury at

To date, 45 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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