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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: Rocky E. Dunkin
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: Pending
Date of Incident: 07/01/2012
Time of Incident: 0230hrs
Date of Death: 07/01/2012

Fire Department: Nile Township Volunteer Fire Department
Address: PO Box 41, 15 Third ST RT 52 674, Friendship, OH 45630
Fire Department Chief: Barry Davis

Incident Description: Firefighter Dunkin was found unconscious at the scene of a motor vehicle accident where he had been assisting medical personnel with crash victims.  Dunkin was transported to South Ohio Medical Center but passed away from a cause still to be determined.
Incident Location: U.S. 52 near Friendship, Ohio

Funeral Arrangements: Pending
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Rocky E. Dunkin at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/

To date, 41 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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