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Fallen Firefighter: Jacob Anthony Carter

Fallen Firefighter: Jacob Anthony Carter


April 19, 2011

Name: Jacob Anthony Carter

Rank: Firefighter

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Date of Incident: 4/17/2011

Time of Incident: 11:55

Date of Death: 4/17/2011

Fire Department: Becker-Athens Volunteer Fire Department
Address: PO Box 60, MS
USNG: 16S CC 621 557
Becker , Mississippi  38825

Fire Department Chief: Doug Buchanan

Incident Description: While responding to a mutual aid fire call, Firefighter Carter suffered multiple traumatic injuries when his 2002 Ford Explorer ran off the road, overturned and struck a tree. Firefighter Carter passed away at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. Investigation into the accident continues. Incident Location: McCullen Road and Fowlkes LN (USNG: 16S CC 62 54)

To date, 30 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2011; 27 from incidents that occurred in 2011 and three from previous years’ incidents. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @