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Monday, December 16, 2013

USFA: Georgia Fire Lieutenant LODD: On-Duty Death 12.15.2013

On December 12, 2013 at 0020hrs, crews were performing overhaul operations on a residential structure fire when the ceiling collapsed trapping Fire Lieutenant Jeff Little, 50. Rescue efforts were immediately initiated and Fire Lt. Little was transported to the Mayo Clinic of Waycross where he succumbed to injuries sustained in the collapse. According to fire department officials, the fire has been ruled intentionally set and Fire Lieutenant Jeff Little’s death is being investigated as a homicide.

Our condolences to the Little Family & Friends, the Waycross Fire Department, and to all affected Lieutenant Jeff Little's passing.

To date, 96 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2013. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page.

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.) 

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