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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

USFA: Massachusetts Firefighter On-Duty Death 07.08.2013

Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch stated the city is “deeply saddened’’ by the death of Quincy Firefighter John Austin, who collapsed and died in a fire house on Monday.

Firefighter John Austin, on 37, on July 8, 2013, became unresponsive from a cause still to be reported as he and other firefighters were preparing to leave the firehouse in response to an emergency call. Firefighter Austin was treated by fellow responders and then transported to the Quincy Medical Center where he succumbed to his injury.

Our condolences to the Austin Family & Friends, the City of Quincy Fire Department, and to all affected by Firefighter John Austin's passing. 

To date, 64 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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