The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Donald "Pete" Matin, 84, of the Sanborn Fire Company on October 30, 2014.
After arriving at the station for mandatory department training, Firefighter Martin fell ill. Other firefighters subsequently took Firefighter Martin to his residence where 911 was called after he became unresponsive. Firefighter Martin passed away from a nature and cause of injury still to be determined.
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Donald "Pete" Martin at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 71 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/statistics
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.
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