The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:
Name: Jim Reardon
Years of Service: 4
Date of Incident: 08/04/2012
Time of Incident: 1630hrs
Date of Death: 08/04/2012
Fire Department: Fire Academy of North Dakota
Address: 104 3rd AVE NW, Suite 202, Mandan, ND 58554
Fire Department Chief: Darrell Graf
Incident Description: While participating in an exploratory dive in preparation for an upcoming North Dakota Fire Academy SCUBA exercise, Firefighter Reardon passed away from a cause still to be determined.
Incident Location: Lake Seven (Scalp Lake), Frazee, MN
Funeral Arrangements: Wake, 08/10/2012, 1600-2000hrs at St. Michael Catholic Church, 9251 Highway 25, Buckman, MN; Funeral, 08/11/2012, 1100hrs at St. Michael Catholic Church.
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter/Photographer Jim Reardon at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/
To date, 49 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