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Thursday, May 1, 2014

USFA LODD – Florida Firefighter/Paramedic Fatalities Notification 05.01.2014

Approximately four hours after going off of a shift, on April 23, 2014, which included several emergency response calls, Lieutenant Jeffrey B. Newland suffered an aortic dissection. Lieutenant Newland was treated and transported to a local hospital then flown to Health Park Hospital for specialized care where he remained for just over a week before passing away from his injury.
Jeffrey B. Newland is survived by his significant other, Beverly Ward; his 6-year-old son, Clayton; his 17-year-old stepson, Colton; his mother, Jane; and his brother, Jim.
Our condolences to the Newland Family & Friends, the North Port Fire Rescue, and to all affected by Lieutenant Jeffrey B. Newland's passing.  
To date, 37 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. 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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