The United States Fire Administration has received notice of the following 3 firefighter fatalities in the month of May:
Name: Theodore A. Stafford Rank: Firefighter
Date of Incident: 05/02/2016
Fire Department: Sag Harbor Fire Department Age: 73
Years of Service: 48
Incident Description: Firefighter Stafford died at home from a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be determined shortly after responding to the fire station for an emergency call.
On May 2, 73 y/o Firefighter Theodore Stafford of the Sag Harbor VFD located in New York died in the LOD
Name: Steven Lapierre
Rank: Firefighter/Fire Warden Status: Volunteer
Date of Incident: 04/27/2016
Fire Department: Georgia Volunteer FD Age: 58
Years of Service: 40
Date of Death: 05/05/2016
Incident Description: Firefighter Lapierre succumbed to his injury after suffering a heart attack while operating at the scene of a brush fire on April 27th, 2016.
On May 5, 58 y/o Firefighter Steven Lapierre of the Georgia VFD located in Vermont died in the LOD
Name: John M Davis
Date of Incident: 05/07/2016
Fire Department: Kenly VFD Age: 45
Years of Service: Unk
Firefighter Davis responded to a motor vehicle accident and assisted other
responders with extrication of one occupant. After completion, Davis experienced chest pains.
Johnston County EMS started treatment. While in route to the hospital, Davis went into cardiac
arrest. Resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful and Firefighter Davis succumbed to his injury.
On May 7, 45 y/o Firefighter John Davis of the Kenly VFD located in North Carolina died in the LOD
To date 24 firefighter fatalities have been reported to The United States Fire Administration in 2016, May They Rest In Peace.