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Friday, March 24, 2017

USFA LODD: Alabama Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 03.23.2017

Lieutenant Christopher Lane Foster, 54, responded to a MVA with injuries at 0718hrs on March 22, 2017.  After his shift, Lieutenant Foster returned to his home where he was found unresponsive at 0220hrs the following morning.  Lieutenant Foster was pronounced deceased shortly thereafter having succumbed to an apparent cardiac arrest.
  
Our condolences to the Foster Family & Friends, Demopolis Fire Department, and to all affected by Lieutenant Christopher Lane Foster’s passing. 

To date, 25 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2017. 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.) 





Monday, March 20, 2017

USFA LODD: Massachusetts Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 03.17.2017

On March 17, 2017 at 1015hrs, Firefighter Joseph Toscano, 54, collapsed while battling to a two-alarm house fire. Firefighter Toscano was taken to Mt. Auburn Hospital where he passed away from a nature and fatal cause of injury still to be reported.
  
Our condolences to the Toscano Family & Friends, Watertown Fire Department, and to all affected by Firefighter Joseph Toscano's passing.      

To date, 24 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2017. 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, March 17, 2017

USFA LODD: Iowa Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 03.17.2017

Firefighter Steven Paul Buser, 51, finished working his shift at 0700hrs on March 17, 2017, during which he responded to an emergency call at 1900hrs on March 16, 2017. After his shift, Firefighter Buser stayed at the fire station to exercise where he was alone. At 0930hrs, someone entered the fire station and found Firefighter Buser unresponsive. Firefighter Buser was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased from a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be reported.
  
Our condolences to the Buser Family & Friends, Ames Fire Department, and to all affected by Firefighter Steven Paul Buser's passing.      

To date, 23 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2017. 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.) 





Thursday, March 16, 2017

USFA LODD: Two Mississippi Firefighters On-Duty Death Notification 03.15.2017

On March 15, 2017 at 1800hrs, Deputy Chief Clinton Alvin Beasley, 80, and Firefighter Loretta Ann Sykes, 53, were directing traffic at the scene where a dump truck got tangled in power lines at Mississippi 589 and Oloh Road (Lamar County, MS) when they were struck by a hit-and-run driver. Both Deputy Chief Beasley and Firefighter Sykes passed away at the scene from injuries sustained when hit. The driver of the vehicle was later apprehended by Lamar County law enforcement.
  
Our condolences to the Beasley Family & Sykes Family, Friends, Sumrall Volunteer Fire Department, and to all affected by Deputy Chief Clinton Alvin Beasley’s and Firefighter Loretta Ann Sykes' passing.      

To date, 22 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2017. 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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