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Thursday, November 16, 2017

USFA LODD: California Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 02.05.2017

On February 5, 2017, Captain II David Todd Moorman, 50, worked a 36 hour shift during which he fell ill.  Captain Moorman's last call was a vehicle fire at 0530hrs.  After this incident, his duty shift ended and he went home.  Within an hour of Captain Moorman arriving home, he suffered a medical emergency and collapsed. A family member witnessed the collapse and immediately began to render first aid, including CPR, until responding units from the Ventura County Fire Department arrived on scene and initiated medical care. Captain Moorman was transported to Los Robles hospital in Thousand Oaks, California, where, despite all of the valiant efforts to save him, Captain Moorman was pronounced deceased a short time later.

Our condolences to the Moorman Family & Friends, Los Angeles City Fire Department, and to all affected by Fire Captain David Todd Moorman’s passing. 

To date, 80 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, November 13, 2017

USFA LODD: Indiana Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 11.10.2017

On November 10, 2017 shortly after arriving on the scene of a motor vehicle crash, Firefighter Kendall James Murphy, 27, was struck and killed by another firefighter who was responding to the same accident scene in his privately owned pickup truck. The second firefighter, who was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol registering a blood alcohol level of 0.21 percent, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing death, and reckless driving.

Our condolences to the Murphy Family & Friends, Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department, and to all affected by Firefighter Kendall James Murphy’s passing.

To date, 79 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.) 




USFA LODD: Indiana Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 11.11.2017

On November 11, 2017 several hours after working on the scene of a three-alarm commercial structure fire at an auto body and glass company, Firefighter/EMT Scott A. Compton, 55, fell ill at home and died from a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be determined.

Our condolences to the Compton Family & Friends, Greenfield Fire Territory, and to all affected by Firefighter/EMT Scott A. Compton’s passing.

To date, 78 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.) 




Tuesday, November 7, 2017

USFA LODD: New York Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 11.04.2017

Firefighter-Operator David E. Carr, 62, responded with his fire department on a mutual aid call to an industrial fire of 5,800 tons of burning wood pellets inside of a large metal warehouse. Firefighters, with the aid of the company president who brought in an excavator from another work site to tear down the walls and roof of the building, worked through the night to bring the fire under control. After being released from the scene, Firefighter-Operator Carr returned with his fire department to the firehouse to clean and put away equipment. Firefighter-Operator Carr then departed for home, where, later in the morning, he succumbed to a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be reported.

Our condolences to the Carr Family & Friends, Winthrop Volunteer Fire Department, and to all affected by Firefighter-Operator David E. Carr’s passing.

To date, 77 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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