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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

USFA: New Jersey Fire Police Lieutenant LODD: On-Duty Death 12.23.2013

Fire Police Lieutenant David Lidke, 51, on December 23,2013 at 1430hrs, having just returned to the station from working scene safety at two residential structure fires, Fire Police Lieutenant Lidke suffered a medical emergency and collapsed while directing traffic to assist apparatus back into quarters. The nature and cause of Lidke’s fatal injury is still to be determined.

Our condolences to the Lidke Family & Friends, the Hightstown Engine Company #1 and to all affected Fire Police Lieutenant David Lidker's passing.

To date, 100 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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