It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 54th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Assistant Fire Chief Todd L. Hartlein 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 Matthews Volunteer Fire Department.
Todd L. Hartlein
Rank: Assistant Fire Chief
Years of Service: 33
Date of Incident: 08/23/2016
Time of Incident: 1737hrs
Date of Death: 08/24/2016
Fire Department: Matthews Volunteer Fire Department
Address: 101 Main ST POB 233, Matthews, MO 63867
Fire Department Chief: Thomas Gantner
Incident Description: Assistant Fire Chief Todd Hartlein suffered a fatal medical emergency shortly after responding to a vehicle crash.
Incident Location: Pending
Tribute is being paid to Assistant Fire Chief Todd L. Hartlein at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 54 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2016. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html