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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 47th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Edward Austin Cosgrove, Jr. 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 Green Township Fire Protection District.

Edward Austin Cosgrove, Jr.

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 11

Date of Incident: 07/24/2016
Time of Incident: 1115hrs
Date of Death: 07/24/2016

Fire Department: Green Township Fire Protection District
Address: 402 Throop, Utica, MO 64686
Fire Department Chief: Paul McIntosh

Incident Description: Firefighter Cosgrove responded to a recreational vehicle on fire. On arrival, Firefighter Cosgrove was performing or assisting with hoseline advancement to perform fire suppression, when he became ill. Emergency care was initiated at the scene and Firefighter Cosgrove was transported to a local hospital in cardiac arrest where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Incident Location: U.S. 36 near Utica

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Edward Austin Cosgrove, Jr., at

To date, 47 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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