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

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