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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

USFA: Washington On-Duty Death 09.17.2012

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Chris Seelye, age pending, of the USDA Forest Administration on September 17, 2012.

Firefighter Chris Seelye, under contract with the USDA Forest Service, suffered a medical emergency while battling the Wenatchee Complex Fire.  Firefighter Seelye was treated by incident medical personnel and rushed to a nearly hospital where he passed away later that evening.

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Our condolences to the Seelye Family, Friends, the  USDA Forest Service, and to all affected by Firefighter Chris Seelye's passing.

To date, 59 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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