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

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 @

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