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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

USFA: Idaho Heavy Equipment Operator LODD: On-Duty Death 07.08.2013

Heavy Equipment Operator Dennis Long, on July 8, 2013, became ill while operating a dozer and putting in a fire line during suppression operations on the Pardee fire located between Greer and Kamiah, Idaho, on the east side of the Clearwater River.  The dozer boss performed CPR on Denis Long before Life Flight and emergency medical services arrived on scene, where was pronounced dead. The nature of fatal injury is still to be reported.

Denis Long, who is in his early 50s, is survived by his wife and adult daughter.
Our condolences to the Long Family & Friends, the Idaho Department of Lands - Maggie Creek Forest Protective District, and to all affected by Heavy Equipment Operator Dennis Long's passing. 

To date, 65 firefighter fatalities 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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