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Thursday, July 2, 2020

USFA LODD: Missouri Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 06.30.2020

On Saturday evening, June 27, 2020, Fire Lieutenant/Fire Marshal Ron Wehlage, Jr., 40, responded to a residential fire.  After his work duty ended on Sunday morning, June 28, 2020, he returned home.  On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, he did not show up for his next shift.  Someone was sent to check on him and found Fire Lieutenant/Fire Marshal Wehlage deceased at his home from an apparent heart attack.  Individuals attempted to contact Fire Lieutenant/Fire Marshal Wehlage on Sunday, June 28, 2020, but all attempts were unsuccessful.
  
Our condolences to Wehlage Family & Friends, De Soto Rural Fire Protection District, and to all affected by Fire Lieutenant/Fire Marshal Ron Wehlage, Jr.'s passing.
   
To date, 42 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2020. 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, June 22, 2020

USFA LODD: West Virginia Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 06.21.2020

On Saturday evening, June 20, 2020, firefighters from the Iaeger Volunteer Fire Department, as well as several other departments, responded to the scene of a residential fire.  On Sunday, June 21, 2020, firefighters again responded to the same residence for a possible rekindle. While at the scene, Firefighter Russell K. Roberson, 42, evacuated a home owner from a second residence that had started to burn.  He became ill and while being transported to the hospital, passed away.  The cause of his death has not yet been determined. 
  
Our condolences to Cordero Family & Friends, Iaeger Volunteer Fire Department, and to all affected by Firefighter Russell K. Roberson's passing.
   
To date, 41 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2020. 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, June 18, 2020

USFA LODD: New Jersey Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 04.22.2020

On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, Assistant Chief Ronnie Cordero, 61, drove the fire department apparatus to a service call at a residence.  During that call, the crew came in close contact with the homeowner who stated that his son tested positive for COVID-19.  He also stated that he had just returned from the hospital with COVID-19 related symptoms.  The following day, the homeowner was transported by EMS to the hospital where he tested positive for the virus.  Some of the EMS and fire personnel that Assistant Chief Cordero came in close contact with during this call and other responses were then tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies.  Assistant Chief Ronnie Cordero was hospitalized on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, and passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, from the disease.
  
Our condolences to Cordero Family & Friends, Little Falls Fire Department, and to all affected by Assistant Chief Ronnie Cordero's passing.
   
To date, 41 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2020. 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.


Tuesday, June 16, 2020

USFA LODD: Texas Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 06.09.2020

 

On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at approximately 1808hrs., Firefighter Klayton Manning, 18, driving the fire department’s ATV, responded to reports of smoke in the area.  While at the scene, he was approached by a man with a gun and was shot and killed.  Firefighter Manning’s cousin was with him and also died from gunshot wounds.  The assailant is in custody.
  
Our condolences to MacDonald Family & Friends, Southeast Caldwell County Volunteer Fire Department, and to all affected by Firefighter Klayton Manning's passing.
   
To date, 40 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2020. 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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