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Monday, December 30, 2013

USFA: North Carolina Assistant Fire Chief LODD: On-Duty Death 12.25.2013

Within 24 hours of responding to a motor vehicle accident on December 12th, Assistant Fire Chief Jeffrey Lee Fields, 51, suffered a heart attack. Jeffrey Lee Fields remained in the hospital and underwent heart bypass surgery on December 17, returning home on the 23rd where he passed away on December 25th, 2013.

Jeff is survived by his wife of 24 years, Lisa Buffaloe Fields; children, Emily & Brice Fields; sisters, Sue Anderson & husband Mark of Jackman, ME and Dawn Jones & husband Jerry of Rolesville; sisters-in-law, Amy Buffaloe Ontko of Youngsville and Kelly Buffaloe Arens & husband Pat of Fremont, WI; nieces & nephews, Mary Catherine Bridges, Jake Ontko, Hope, Holly & Hailey Arens, Summer Armstrong, Victoria Walker, Christopher Kearney, Tanner Jones, Austin Kearney and Eli & Zeke Anderson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert J. "Bob" Mascaro and Ruth Heath Mascaro.

Our condolences to the Fields Family & Friends, the Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department and to all affected Assistant Fire Chief Jeffery Lee Fields' passing.

To date, 101 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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