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Thursday, January 18, 2018

USFA LODD: Louisiana Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 01.17.2018

On January 17, 2018 While at the scene of a motor vehicle collision involving a tractor-trailer that had run off the side of a highway due to icy conditions, the driver of a second vehicle, a pickup truck pulling a trailer, lost control and crashed into the scene. Several people were struck and injured, including Deputy Fire Chief Russell Achord, 48, who was pinned under a vehicle. Fellow responders rushed to extract Deputy Fire Chief Achord and provided medical aid measures while he was transported to the West Feliciana Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Our condolences to the Achord Family & Friends, West Feliciana Parish Fire Protection District #1, and to all affected by Deputy Fire Chief Russell Achord’s passing. 

To date, 03 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.) 


Monday, January 8, 2018

USFA LODD: Pennsylvania Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 01.06.2018

On January 6, 2018 Lieutenant Matthew LeTourneau, 42, of Philadelphia Fire Department Engine 45 succumbed to injuries suffered from a structural collapse while fighting a rowhouse fire.

Our condolences to the LeTourneau Family & Friends, Philadelphia Fire Department, and to all affected by Lieutenant Matthew LeTourneau’s passing. 

To date, 02 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.) 



Wednesday, January 3, 2018

USFA LODD: Kansas Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 01.02.2018

At 0450hrs, January 1, 2018, the Wamego Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire. Upon completion of the call and after returning to the station, Firefighter John Randle, 67, sustained a life threatening injury from a fall while returning fire apparatus to service. Firefighter Randle, was air lifted from Wamego Health Center to Stormont Vail Hospital where on January 2, 2018, Firefighter Randle succumbed to his injuries.

Our condolences to the Randle Family & Friends, Wamego City Fire Department, and to all affected by Firefighter John Randle’s passing. 

To date, 01 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.) 


Thursday, December 28, 2017

USFA LODD: Oklahoma Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 12.26.2017

On December 26, 2017 Lieutenant Jeffrey S. White, 53, succumbed to complications from a medical condition. Lieutenant White was assigned to Fire Station 36 in southeast Oklahoma City where he was when the episode began. White was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he later passed away from a nature and cause of fatal injury to be determined.

Our condolences to the White Family & Friends, Oklahoma City Fire Department, and to all affected by Lieutenant Jeffrey S. White’s passing. 

To date, 93 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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