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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

USFA LODD: Utah Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 08.13.2018

On August 13, 2018 Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett, 42, was injured while on the fire line of the Ranch Fire, a part of the Mendocino Complex Fire north of San Francisco, California. Battalion Chief Burchett was airlifted to a local hospital where he passed away from the injuries he sustained. The nature and cause of the fatal injury are still to be reported. Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett was one of five firefighters sent from the Draper City Fire Department in Utah to help fight the California wildland fires through a mutual aid agreement with CAL FIRE.
   
Our condolences to the Burchett Family & OrDraper City Fire Department, and to all affected by Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett’s passing. 

To date, 64 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2018. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page.



(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.) 




USFA LODD: North Carolina Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 08.13.2018

On Aug. 13, 2018 at 11:09 a.m., Assistant Chief Jeff Holden, 32, responded to a rescue call for a trapped person that required him to enter a trench on West Ten Road in Efland, North Carolina. At 2:50 p.m., while still working his shift, Assistant Chief Holden was found unresponsive at the fire station. All attempts to revive him by the crew on shift and additional emergency workers were unsuccessful. The nature and cause of fatal injury are still to be reported.
   
Our condolences to the Holden Family & Orange Rural Fire Department, and to all affected by Assistant Chief Jeff Holden’s passing. 

To date, 63 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2018. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page.



(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.) 




USFA LODD: Oklahoma Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 08.10.2018

On August 10, 2018 Assistant Chief Madison "Maddy" Lee Clinton, Jr., 54, was engaged in fire suppression activities at a residential structure fire.  During the operation, the structure collapsed and pinned him under the roof.  Assistant Chief Clinton died at the scene.
   
Our condolences to the Clinton Family & Friends, Friendship Volunteer Fire Department, and to all affected by Assistant Chief Madison "Maddy" Lee Clinton, Jr.’s passing. 

To date, 62 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2018. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page.



(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.) 




Friday, August 10, 2018

USFA LODD: California Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 08.09.2018

On August 9, 2018, at approximately 00:19 hrs., in a single vehicle crash, Heavy Equipment Mechanic Andrew Brake, 40, the sole occupant, had been driving northbound on Highway 99 when the CAL FIRE support vehicle ran off the road, hit a tree and burst into flames. The collision happened near Los Molinos in Tehama County. Heavy Equipment Mechanic Andrew Brake was assigned to work the Carr Fire burning in Shasta and Trinity counties.  

Our condolences to the Brake Family & Friends, CAL FIRE, and to all affected by Heavy Equipment Mechanic Andrew Brake’s passing. 

To date, 61 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2018. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page.



(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.) 



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