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Thursday, June 20, 2013

USFA: Rhode Island Assistant Chief LODD: On-Duty Death

Assistant Chief Edward C. Vanner, Jr. of the 143rd Fire & Emergency Services - Quonset ANG Base R.I. on June 17, 2013 at 2000hrs., was found by a fellow firefighter in his office unconscious and unresponsive. Assistant Chief Vanner was transported to Kent Hospital where despite the best efforts of EMTs and doctors from the 143d FES, North Kingstown Fire Department, and Kent Hospital, Edward C. Vanner Jr. passed away from an apparent heart attack.

Our condolences to the Vanner Family & Friends, the 143rd Fire & Emergency Services - Quonset ANG Base R.I., and to all affected by Assistant Chief Edward C. Vanner Jr passing. 

To date, 42 firefighter fatality have 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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