USFA: Ohio On-Duty Death

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Edward Richard Bernosky, 79, of the Adena Volunteer Fire Company on March 20, 2012.

Firefighter Bernosky suffered a medical emergency while working a fire department water detail. Medics and firefighters rendered aid but Bernosky passed away from a cause still to be reported.

Funeral Arrangements:

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Edward Richard Bernosky at

To date, 22 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2012. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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