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Monday, July 15, 2019

USFA LODD: South Carolina Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 05.22.2019

On May 22, 2019, Fort Jackson Environmental Division personnel initiated a 424 acre prescribed fire operation for wildlife habitat improvements and fuel management. During the prescribed burn, wildlife biologist and certified Wildland Firefighter Angela "Nicole" Chadwick-Hawkins, 45, was assigned a ground ignition operation, utilizing an All-Terrain-Vehicle (ATV) to conduct the task. At some point while conducting her assigned duties, personnel lost radio contact with Wildland Firefighter Hawkins. A search of her last known location was conducted during which Wildland Firefighter Hawkins’ body was found. At approximately 1230hrs, Fort Jackson Fire Department units were dispatched along with Moncrief Army EMS and Fort Jackson Military Police. Upon arrival, emergency personnel determined that Wildland Firefighter Hawkins sustained fatal injuries and was declared deceased by medical personnel. Additional details are pending the completion of investigative processes by the Army Criminal Investigation Division with support and assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives as well as the US Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center Accident Investigation Team. 

Our condolences to the Chadwick-Hawkins Family & Friends, US Army, Environmental Division/Wildland Fire Program, and to all affected by Wildland Firefighter Hawkins’ passing. 
   
To date, 26 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2019. 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, July 5, 2019

USFA LODD: New Mexico Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 07.02.2019

On July 1, 2019, Chief William "Casey" White, 70, responded to a grass fire mutual aid call to a neighboring county at approximately 2130 hours. After returning from the call, Chief White retired for the evening at home around 2400hrs. The next day, July 2, 2019, he returned to the station at 0930hrs to outfit a new apparatus with equipment.  Chief White was found deceased at approximately 1730hrs that afternoon on the bay floor near the apparatus.  

Our condolences to the White Family & Friends, Sun Country Volunteer Fire Department, and to all affected by Fire Chief William "Casey" White’s passing. 
   
To date, 25 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2019. 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, June 28, 2019

USFA LODD: South Carolina Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 06.21.2019

On June 17, 2019, Firefighter/EMT Coleman Loadholt, 51, was on-duty at the Jasper County Fire Rescue Department in Ridgeland, SC.  At approximately 0815hrs, he complained to his co-worker that he wasn’t feeling well and suffered a medical emergency.  Firefighter/EMT Loadholt was treated by his co-worker and was immediately transported to the Coastal Carolina Hospital where he was stabilized.  The same day he was then transported to the Hilton Head Hospital, and was ultimately transported to the MUSC Hospital in Charleston, SC, where he passed away on June 21, 2019. 

Our condolences to the Loadholt Family & Friends, Jasper County Fire Rescue, and to all affected by Firefighter/EMT Coleman Loadholt’s passing. 
   
To date, 24 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2019. 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.) 



Wednesday, June 26, 2019

USFA LODD: Maryland Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 06.25.2019



On June 25, 2019 Firefighter Michael “Mike” Powers, 70, responded to the scene of a fatal vehicle accident.  While at the scene, he collapsed and suffered a medical emergency.  He was immediately transported to the Frederick Memorial Hospital where he passed away a short time later.  Investigation into the incident continues.

Our condolences to the Powers Family & Friends, Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department, and to all affected by Firefighter Michael “Mike” Powers’s passing. 
   
To date, 23 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2019. 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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