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

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
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Status: Career
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

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

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