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Line of Duty Death Services

The Office of the State Fire Commissioner offers its services during a Line of Duty Death (LODD) through its LODD Team.  The Team is headed by the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy as the liaison to the National Fallen Fire Fighters Foundation.  The Team is comprised of fulltime staff and firefighters, EMA staff and others usually led by the Regional Field Supervisor.

The Team’s priority is to assist the family of the deceased. The Team works with the family, the Fire Department and Municipality to assure that the family’s wishes are addressed.  Our LODD team members have received special training in benefit forms and procedures for filing death benefit claims.  The team offers it services to all fire departments in Pennsylvania but will only respond upon an official request.

Pennsylvania LODD Protocol (PDF)

Autopsy Protocol (PDF)

Fallen Firefighter Flag Request (PDF)

LODD Brochure (PDF)

Before Tragedy Strikes (PDF)

LODD 2004 - 2014

Death Benefit Resources

Pennsylvania Benefits:
Emergency and Law Enforcement Personnel Line of Duty Death Benefits

Federal Benefits:
Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Program