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Monday, July 02, 2012

Firefighter Fatality


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

Name: Ronald Keddie
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 41
Date of Incident: 06/27/2012
Time of Incident: 1300hrs
Date of Death: 06/27/2012

Fire Department: Sheridan Fire Department
Address: 2800 Route 20, PO Box 122, Sheridan, NY  14135
Fire Department Chief: Aaron Brinkman

Incident Description: While preparing to respond to a motor vehicle accident, Firefighter Keddie was found unresponsive in the firehouse. A cause of death is still pending further investigation.
Incident Location: 2800 Route 20, Sheridan, NY  14135

Funeral Arrangements: Visitation:  07/02/12 – 1400hrs-1600hrs and 1900hrs-2100hrs, Mackowiak Funeral Home, 56 E Doughty ST, Dunkirk, NY.  Funeral will be held on 07/03/12 at 1100hrs at the Sheridan Fire Station.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter and former Fire Chief Ronald Keddie at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/

To date, 40 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2012. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @ http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats.shtm

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