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Friday, September 6, 2013

USFA: Missouri Assistant Fire Chief LODD: On-Duty Death 09.04.2013

Assistant Fire Chief Darr was found unresponsive inside the firehouse...

While working his shift and performing duties at the firehouse on August 17, 2013, Assistant Fire Chief Darr was found unresponsive. Joe Darr was transported to the Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe and subsequently transported to St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Although he was released by the hospital, Joe Darr was again found unresponsive while still on medical leave on September 4, 2013. He was transported back to St. Luke's Hospital where he passed away that day from a cause still to be determined.Our condolences to the Darr Family & Friends, Chillcothe Fire Department, and to all affected Assistant Fire Chief Joe Darr's passing.To date,  78  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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