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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

USFA LODD – West Virginia Fire Chief Fatality Notification 04.02.2014

Fire Chief George Underwood, 64, on April 2, 2014 at 1800hrs, responded to a call of localized flooding that was affecting residential properties in the community. While attempting to clear a blocked culvert with a hose line, Chief Underwood fell ill and collapsed at the scene from an apparent heart attack. Chief George Underwood was treated by responders and transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injury.
Our condolences to the Underwood Family & Friends, the Lake Volunteer Fire Department and to all affected by Fire Chief George Underwood's passing.  
To date, 34 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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