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Monday, May 19, 2014

USFA LODD – Wyoming Fire Crew Supervisor Fatalities Notification 05.17.2014

Fire Crew Supervisor Ted F. Drake, 62, on May 17,2014 at 0800hrs, passed away from a reported heart attack while participating in a work capacity (fitness) test for red card certification, part of the wildland fire qualification system used by federal and most state wildland fire management agencies. Fire Crew Supervisor Drake, a career employee of Wyoming State Forestry Division, supervised and trained inmates called “Smoke Busters,” well-respected teams utilized to fight wildland fires and complete many other associated projects on both federal and state lands. 

Our condolences to the Drake Family & Friends, the Wyoming State Forestry Division, and to all affected by Fire Crew Supervisor Ted F. Drake's passing.
To date, 39 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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