It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 64th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Safety Officer Charles E. Horan 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 North Belle Vernon Volunteer Fire Department.
Charles E. Horan
Rank: Safety Officer
Years of Service: 43
Date of Incident: 09/19/2016
Time of Incident: 1049hrs
Date of Death: 09/21/2016
Fire Department: North Belle Vernon Volunteer Fire Department
Address: 535 Graham St, North Belle Vernon, PA 15012
Fire Department Chief: John E. Garber
Incident Description: While preparing to leave home for a response call to assist law enforcement gain access to the roof of a building, Fire Safety Officer Horan tripped and fell, suffering a severe injury. Safety Officer Horan was treated by fellow responders and transported to the hospital where, despite all efforts, he succumbed to his injuries several days later.
Incident Location: 2223 Hoffman ST
Tribute is being paid to Safety Officer Charles E. Horan at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 64 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