Monday, August 06, 2012

Firefighter Fatality

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

Name: Jim Reardon
Rank: Firefighter/Photographer
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
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

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 @

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