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Friday, September 28, 2012

Delaware Junior Firefighter On-Duty Death

Junior Firefighter Justin Townsend, 17, of the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department on September 27, 2012 was dispatched for an outside fire in a wooded area on East Clogg Drive just outside town limits. While en route to Station 73 in a personal vehicle, Junior Firefighter Townsend was fatally injured in a motor vehicle crash on Pepper Road, in the area of Jay Patch Road. No further details of the accident are available at this time. The Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit is currently conducting an investigation into the fatal incident.

Our condolences to the Townsend Family, Friends, the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department, and to all affected by Firefighter Justin Townsend's passing.

Dagsboro junior firefighter Justin Townsend dies in crash

To date, 60 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2012. 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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