Larry Allen Brown, Captain

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Captain Brown and the members of his crew spent their shift performing normal duties such as fire extinguisher checks and participating in aircraft emergency egress training exercises. Captain Brown was last seen by his crew at approximately 2030hrs as he prepared to go to sleep. Firefighters found Captain Brown unresponsive laying diagonally across his bed when they went to check on him at approximately 0700hrs the next morning. Paramedics and an ambulance were called and firefighters assessed Captain Brown. Due to the fact that he was obviously deceased, no resuscitative measures were attempted. The cause of death was listed as arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease. For additional information regarding this incident, please refer to NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program report F2003-26 ( Kingsley Field Fire Department web site -

Department information

Kingsley Field Fire Department
216 Gentile
Klamath Falls, Oregon 97603

Chief: Charles McGee

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Larry Allen Brown was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 53
Rank: Captain
Classification: Career
Incident date: February 20, 2003 07:03
Date of death: February 20, 2003
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: N/A

Memorial fund information

A memorial fund has been established in Captain Brown's memory. Contributions may be made at any bank, to the Larry A. Brown Memorial Fund, account number 253653189790.