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Monday, February 25, 2013

Tennessee Firefighter On-Duty Death 02.24.2013

A short time after responding to and fighting a brush fire on Sunday evening, February 24, 2013, at 1702hrs Firefighter Schnepp, 43,  passed away from a cause still to be determined.

The  Carters Valley Volunteer Fire Department  was dispatched to a brush fire at 5:02 p.m. Sunday, and Fire Chief Mike Yates said firefighter Schnepp died sometime after that call ended.

Firefighter Schnepp had been with the Carters Valley Volunteer Fire Department for about three years, and previously served with the Lakeview, Bulls Gap and Striggersville fire departments, and served more than 20 years.

Our condolences to the Schnepp Family & Friends, the Carters Valley Volunteer Fire Department, and to all affected by Firefighter David Schnepp's passing. 

To date, 6 firefighter fatalities has been reported to USFA in 2013. 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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