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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

West Virginia Firefighter/EMT-1 LODD: On-Duty Death 02.01.2014

On February 1, 2014 at 1157 hrs., the Nutter Fort Fire Department responded to a rescue incident involving multiple patients due to a reported cell phone tower collapse on Murphy’s Run in Summit Park, WV. While rescuing a victim, Firefighter/EMT-I Michael Dale Garrett, 28, was severely injured during a secondary collapse. Firefighter Garrett was then transported to United Hospital Center where he succumbed to his injuries. Two members of the repair crew were killed in the initial tower collapse and two were injured. Investigation into the fatal incident continues by authorities.
Our condolences to the Garrett Family & Friends, the Nutter Fort Fire Department and to all affected by Firefighter Michael Dale Garrett's passing.  

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To date, 9 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. 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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