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Friday, October 12, 2018

USFA LODD: Virginia Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 10.11.2018

On Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at approximately 2100hrs, the Virginia State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash involving a fatality at southbound I-295, north of exit 38B.
    
The trooper’s preliminary investigation revealed that Hanover County Fire and EMS was on-scene providing assistance with a two-vehicle crash with all of its emergency equipment activated, when a tractor trailer traveling southbound struck the engine in the rear.
   
A total of three Fire and EMS personnel were injured in the crash with one of them, Lieutenant Brad Clark, 43, succumbing to his injuries at the scene. The other two were transported to the hospital with serious injuries sustained at the scene from the crash. The driver of the tractor trailer had to be extricated from the cab of the truck and was transported for treatment with serious injuries.

   
Our condolences to the Clark Family & Friends, Hanover County Fire and EMS - Station 6, and to all affected by Lieutenant Brad Clark’s passing.  
   
To date, 71 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, October 5, 2018

USFA LODD: Missouri Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 10.04.2018

On Oct. 3, 2018  Firefighter Russell Hayes, 62, while driving a department truck, was on his way to have a pump inspected for annual certification. Hayes lost control of the vehicle, veered to the right side of the road, then overcorrected as he tried to get back, causing it to travel off the left side of the road and overturn. Firefighter Hayes was air lifted to the Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO, where he later died from injuries sustained in the accident.
   
Our condolences to the Hayes Family & Friends, El Dorado Springs Volunteer Fire Department, and to all affected by Firefighter Russell Hayes’ passing. 
   
To date, 70 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, September 24, 2018

USFA LODD: Michigan Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 09.22.2018

On Septeber 22, 2018 Firefighter Robert James Phillips II, 62, responded to two emergency incidents, the last one being a motor vehicle accident at approximately 11:30 a.m.  On September 23, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Firefighter Phillips was found unresponsive by his wife at his residence. She called 911 and the Memphis Fire Department responded, but Robert James Phillips II was pronounced dead at the scene. The nature and cause of fatal injury are still to be reported.
   
Our condolences to the Phillips Family & Friends, Memphis Fire Department, and to all affected by Firefighter Robert James Phillips' II passing. 

To date, 69 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, September 10, 2018

USFA LODD: South Dakota Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 09.07.2018

At approximately 4 p.m. on Septber 7, 2018 Assistant Fire Chief David Fischer, 43, responded with the Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department and other local first-responders to a residential structure fire in Tilford, South Dakota. Upon arrival, firefighters found a single-family home that was fully involved in fire. The intense fire ignited several outbuildings on the property and threatened nearby propane tanks.
    
Firefighters made their initial attack, sent out a mutual aid call, and evacuated nearby residents. Soon after, responders were informed of a resident that was unaccounted for and last seen in the involved residence. As firefighters continued to fight the fire and attempted to locate the missing resident, a nearby propane tank experienced a catastrophic failure causing a Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion, or BLEVE.  The explosion instantly killed 2018 Assistant Fire Chief David Fischer . In addition, the remains of the missing resident, an 82 year-old male, were found the following morning.
   
Our condolences to the Fischer Family & Friends, Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department, and to all affected by Assistant Fire Chief David Fischer’s passing. 

To date, 68 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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