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    Pennsylvania Fire Police Captain Dies

    Pennsylvania Fire Police Captain Dies

    Updated: 11-16-2005 11:25:35 AM

    Firehouse.Com News

    The fire station in Union City, Pa. is being draped in black today as firefighters prepare to bury one of their own.

    Fire Police Capt. James Lafferty, 68, collapsed late Monday night at the scene of a house fire. Colleagues rushed to his side immediately. However, they were not able to revive him said First Assistant Chief John Fielding.

    A member of the department for more than 25 years, Lafferty had headed the Fire Police for the past decade. The unit

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    Lafferty, Sr., James E.

    Age: 68
    Cause of Death: Unknown
    Rank: Fire Police Chief
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Classification: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 11/14/2005
    Duty Type: On-Scene Non-Fire
    Incident Time:
    Activity Type: Scene Safety
    Death Date: 11/14/2005
    Fixed Prop. Use: N/A

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Union City Volunteer Fire Department
    50 Second Street
    Union City , Pennsylvania 16438
    Chief: Chief James Edwards

    Initial Summary:
    James Lafferty was controlling traffic at the scene of a structure fire when he collapsed. Care was initiated immediately and he was transported to the hospital. Despite all resuscitative efforts, he was pronounced dead at the hospital.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Union City Volunteer Fire Department and the Fire Police, 50 Second Avenue, Union City, PA.



    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application...eath_year=2005

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