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Thursday, October 22, 2020

USFA LODD: Texas Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 10.16.2020

During the early morning hours of Friday, October 16, 2020, Arson Investigator Lemuel Bruce, 44, and other members of the Arson Division, Houston Fire Department, tracked down a possible lead to arsons being set in the Houston area. When they arrived at the Timbergrove neighborhood, a suspect fatally shot Arson Investigator Bruce. The suspect was discovered deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

Our condolences to the Bruce Family & Friends, Houston Fire Department, and to all affected by Arson Investigator Lemuel Bruce's passing.    

To date, 73 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, October 20, 2020

USFA LODD: Georgia Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 10.17.2020

While on duty, Captain Keith Obrian Williams, 54, was found unresponsive by fellow firefighters at the Camilla Fire Department early on October 17, 2020. Life-saving efforts began immediately but were not successful. The nature and cause of fatal injury are still to be determined. 

Our condolences to the Williams Family & Friends, Camilla Fire Department, and to all affected by Captain Keith Obrian Williams' passing.    

To date, 72 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.



Saturday, October 17, 2020

Owego Hose Team takes on new restoration project

 

Saturday, October 10, 2020

USFA LODD: Pennsylvania Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 10.01.2020







On Thursday, October 1, 2020, Firefighter Edward “Gary” Minnick, 65 was responding to an oil leak at a gas station.  While in the utility truck at the fire department, he suffered a medical emergency and paramedics immediately performed life saving measures.  All resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful and he passed away from an apparent heart attack.   

Our condolences to the Minnick Family & Friends, Colmar Volunteer Fire Company, and to all affected by Firefighter Edward “Gary” Minnick's passing.  

To date, 71 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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