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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:

Name: Robert J. Ryan, Jr.

Rank: Lieutenant

Age: 46

Gender: Male

Status: Career

Years of Service: 17

Date of Incident: 11/23/2008

Time of Incident: 0028hrs

Date of Death: 11/23/2008

Fire Department: Fire Department City of New York

Address: 9 Metro Tech Center, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Chief: Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta

Incident Description: After responding to a two-story private residence fire, Lieutenant Ryan was working in the attic when a portion of the ceiling collapsed on him. He was transported to the Richmond University Medical Center of Staten Island where he passed away.

Funeral Arrangements: Visitation will be on 11/24/08 from 1900hrs to 2100hrs and 11/25/08 from 1400hrs to 1600hrs and 1900hrs to 2100hrs at Harmon Funeral Home, 571 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, New York. The funeral will be on 11/26/08 at 1100hrs at Sacred Heart Church, 981 Castleton Ave., Staten Island, New York.

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Lt. Robert J. Ryan at