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Monday, December 16, 2013

USFA: Virginia Firefighter LODD: On-Duty Death 12.14.2013

On December 14, 2013 at 1444hrs., while responding to the fire station for an alarm, Firefighter Joshua Smith, 25, was killed from injuries sustained when the privately owned vehicle he was operating left the roadway and crashed. Investigation of the fatal accident continues by local and state authorities.

Our condolences to the Smith Family & Friends, the LaCrosse Volunteers Fire Department, and to all affected Firefighter Joshua T. Smith's passing.

To date, 97 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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