It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 58th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & District Fire Chief Spencer J. Chauvin 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 St. John the Baptist Parish Office of Fire Services.
Spencer J. Chauvin
Rank: District Fire Chief
Years of Service: 21
Date of Incident: 08/28/2016
Time of Incident: 0730hrs
Date of Death: 08/28/2016
Fire Department: St. John the Baptist Parish Office of Fire Services
Address: 1801 W. Airline HWY, LaPlace, LA 70068
Fire Department Chief: Cain Dufrene
Incident Description: Description: While working at the scene of a single vehicle accident on Westbound Interstate 10, District Fire Chief Spencer J. Chauvin was struck and killed by a charter bus that crashed into the accident scene. A passenger in a vehicle at the scene was also killed and many others were injured including two firefighters who received non-life threatening injuries in the incident.
Incident Location: Westbound lanes of Interstate 10 near mile marker 203
Tribute is being paid to Fire Chief Spencer J. Chauvin at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 58 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