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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

USFA LODD: Kentucky Fire Chief On-Duty Death Notification 03.10.2015

On March 4, 2015 at 1935hrs, while responding in a fire department vehicle to a downed power line call, Fire Chief Billy R. Jarvis, 54, became ill with trouble breathing. His son, Fire Captain Jarvis, who was a passenger in the vehicle at the time, took over as driver and rushed Chief Jarvis to Highlands Regional Medical Center. Upon arrival at the hospital, Chief Jarvis went into cardiac arrest. Billy R. Jarvis was revived by attending personnel and transferred to the Pikeville Medical Center where he succumbed to his injury on March 10, 2015.

Our condolences to the Tindall Family & Friends, the Allen Fire Department, and to all affected by Fire Chief Billy R. Jarvis’ passing.

To date, 17 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2015. 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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