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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 55th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & former Captain Keith Lane 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 Oceanside Fire Department, East Rockaway Fire Department and Fox 5 New York where he worked as a cameraman.

Keith Lane

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 33

Date of Incident: 08/27/2016
Time of Incident: 0935hrs
Date of Death: 08/27/2016

Fire Department: Oceanside Fire Department
Address: 65 Foxhurst RD, Oceanside, NY 11572
Fire Department Chief: John Madden

Incident Description: n August 27th at 0935hrs, Firefighter Lane responded with the Oceanside Fire Department to the scene of a motor vehicle accident. Later that evening at 2110hrs, emergency dispatch received a call from Firefighter Lane's daughter stating that Firefighter Lane was on the floor in his house and was unresponsive. Ambulance 242A responded along with other personnel and determined that Firefighter Lane had passed away some hours earlier of an apparent heart attack.

Incident Location: Long Beach Rd and Smith ST, Oceanside, NY

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Keith Lane at

To date, 55 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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