[cifnmedia] Fw: Notice of Firefighter Fatality - Breckenridge, CO

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  • Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 19:12:37 GMT

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This is a message from the Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Fire 
You may submit your comments or request additional information, by contacting 
through our web site at: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/applications/feedback/
The U.S. Fire Administration has received notice of the following
firefighter fatality:

Name: Barrie J. Niebergall
Rank: Driver Operator/Engineer
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service:       23+
Date of Incident: 03/16/2004
Time of Incident: 2330hrs
Date of Death: 03/16/2004                       
Fire Department Name: Red, White and Blue Fire Department
Fire Department Address: PO Box 710, 316 N. Main Street, Breckenridge, CO
Fire Department Phone: 970-453-2474
Fire Department Chief: Gary Green                                       
Cause of Death: While on-duty, Driver Operator Niebergall went to the
workout room at the fire station to exercise at 2230hrs.  At approximately
2330hrs, his Lieutenant went to locate Niebergall and found him dead on
the floor of the workout room.  Driver Operator Niebergall was a 24-year
veteran of the fire service, previously serving with the Lake Dillon Fire
Funeral Arrangements:  A memorial service is planned for Saturday, March
20, 2004 at Summit High School at 11:00 a.m. A procession will start at
Breckenridge Ice Arena, starting at 10:00 a.m. Please meet at the ice
arena no later than 9:00 a.m.
Memorial Fund Contact and Address:  A memorial fund has been set up in
Niebergall's memory. In lieu of flowers, the family and friends of Barrie
have asked that cash donations be given to the newly created Barrie
Niebergall Memorial Fund. The fund will be used to provide for training
opportunities to firefighters in Summit County and will be administered
through the Red, White and Blue Career Firefighters' Association.
Donations can be sent to any Wells Fargo Bank location or to:

Red, White and Blue Fire Department 
Attn: Barrie Niebergall Memorial Fund 
P.O. Box 710 
Breckenridge, CO 80424 

Tribute is being paid to Driver Operator/Engineer Niebergall at:

Additional information on firefighter fatalities may be found on the USFA
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To date, 26 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2004.

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