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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 48th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Former Chief of the Department Donald R. Ishman 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 Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department.

Donald R. Ishman

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 40

Date of Incident: 07/23/2016
Time of Incident: 1337hrs
Date of Death: 07/23/2016

Fire Department: Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department
Address: 4351 RTE 646 POB 355, Cyclone, PA 16726-0355
Fire Department Chief: Brian Kunselman

Incident Description: After helping out on a public service detail, Firefighter Ishman was attempting to guide the driver of the tanker truck, who was backing into the station, when he was accidently struck and killed. Firefighter Ishman, the former fire chief of the department, was pronounced dead at the scene by the McKean County Coroner.

Incident Location: 4351 RTE 646 POB 355, Cyclone, PA

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter and former Fire Chief Donald R. Ishman at

To date, 48 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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