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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 76th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Ted Rodney Collett 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 Red Bird Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department.

Ted Rodney Collett

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: Pending

Date of Incident: 10/29/2016
Time of Incident: Pending
Date of Death: 11/17/2016

Fire Department: Red Bird Volunteer Fire & Rescue
Address: 31 Queendale CTR, Beverly, KY 40913
Fire Department Chief: Clifford Berry, Jr.

Incident Description: Firefighter Collett suffered head and arm injuries on October 29th while working a wildland fire incident when a tree limb fell and struck him and the fire apparatus he was on. Firefighter Collett was airlifted to Pikeville Medical Center for treatment but succumbed to his injuries the evening of November 17th.

Incident Location: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Ted Rodney Collett at

To date, 76 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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