Charles E Horan

While preparing to leave home for a response call to assist law enforcement gain access to the roof of a building, Safety Officer Horan tripped and fell, suffering a severe injury. Safety Officer Horan was treated by fellow responders and transported to the hospital where, despite all efforts, he succumbed to his injuries several days later. The cause of death was blunt force trauma.

Incident Location: 2223 Hoffman ST, North Belle Vernon, PA (U.S. National Grid: 17T NE 9872 4112)

Department Information

North Belle Vernon Volunteer Fire Department
535 Graham St
U.S. National Grid: 17T NE 9659 4302
North Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania 15012

Chief: John E. Garber

Charles E Horan was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 61 
Rank: Safety Officer 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Sep 19, 2016 10:49
Date of death: Sep 21, 2016 
Cause of death: Fall 
Nature of death: Trauma 
Activity type: Other 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding 
Fixed property use: