Firefighting

USFA Notifies of Firefighter Fatality

USA Firefighter Fatality Notification

 

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:

 

Name: Samir P. “Sam” Ashmar 
Rank: Fire Marshal 

Age: 51

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 30+

Date of Incident: 11/20/2014

Time of Incident: 1230hrs

Date of Death: 11/20/2014

Fire Department: Upper Macungie Township Station 56, Inc.

Address: 6510 Schantz Road, Allenton, PA 18104
Fire Department Chief: Leroy Gross

 

Incident Description: Several hours after responding to a medical call, Fire Marshal Ashmar was found in cardiac arrest at his residence. Ashmar was treated and transported by fellow responders to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where he succumbed to his injury.

Tribute is being paid to Fire Marshal Samir P. “Sam” Ashmar at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 79 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