Line of Duty Deaths Database

James T. Banting
James T. Banting
L2494, Ft. McMurray
Battalion Chief
Type of Duty
Fire Suppression
Fatal Injury Cause
Contact/Exposure - Contact/Exposure: Insuffient Info
Nature of Fatal Injury
Cancer - Colon
Date of Death
Year Placed On Wall
Multiple Line of Duty Incident
No information available
Website Comments
It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Battalion Chief James Thomas Banting of IAFF Local 2494 – Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Brother Banting, 55, passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 from complications associated with colon cancer.

The Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the main theatre of Keyano College, 8115 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada T9H 2H7, (780) 791-4800. At the conclusion of the walking procession, members will be seated within the theatre. A reception will follow at 4:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 165, 9317 Huggard Street, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. For further details regarding the procession and dress attire, please call Ryan Pitchers at (780) 713-7040 or email .

Expressions of sympathy or condolences can be sent to Local 2494 at P.O. Box 6138 Stn. Main Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, T9H 4W1 or emailed to

In lieu of flowers please make a donation (In Honour of James Banting) to the Canadian Cancer Society @ .
Biographical Comments
Jim’s chosen profession, firefighting, began in the fall of 1976. Jim encouraged, supported and led his firefighting team by example. He was truly an officer and a gentleman; and provided endless guidance to new members, instilling within them a pride in the fire serve, a pride that he himself enjoyed throughout his 35-year career. Jim rose through the ranks to Battalion Chief, but was always until his line-of-duty death, addressed as ‘Cap’ by his fire service family. Jim shared his love of travel, camping and fishing with his wife and with his fellow fire fighters, often joining them on epic treks through the wilderness.
(Submitted by the Banting Family for the 2011 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial)
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