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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 72nd Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter John C. Brocker 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 Town of Oneida Volunteer Fire Department.

John C. Brocker

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 14

Date of Incident: 10/31/2016
Time of Incident: 2200hrs
Date of Death: 10/31/2016

Fire Department: Town of Oneida Volunteer Fire Department
Address: N6631 County Road H, Oneida, WI 54155
Fire Department Chief: Chet Olson

Incident Description: Firefighter Brocker responded on a fire unit to a single vehicle vs. utility pole crash. The vehicle was occupied by five teenagers, one of whom died from injuries sustained. Upon arrival, Brocker advised the department chief he was having chest pain. After sitting down, he was given oxygen and began to feel better. A short time later, Firefighter Brocker collapsed in full arrest at the scene. He was transported to St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, WI, where he passed away.

Incident Location: 129-157 Bain Rd, De Pere, WI 54115

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter John C. Brocker at

To date, 72 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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