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Thursday, August 28, 2014

USFA LODD – Montana Fire Chief Fatalities Notification 08.25.2014

Several weeks after being injured in a collision between two Fort Shaw fire trucks responding to a grass fire near Vaughn, on August 25, 2014 Montana, Fire Chief Dave Anderson, 66,  passed away in Peace Hospice of Great Falls. According to media reports, Montana Highway Patrol said the driver of the other truck, a brush truck, missed a turnoff en route to the fire and was making a U-turn when Chief Anderson crashed into him. The water tender (tanker) truck driven by Chief Anderson tipped on its side and he had to be extricated from the wreck. Chief Anderson was then transported to the hospital by ambulance. Chief Anderson was later transferred to a Billings rehabilitation facility that specializes in traumatic brain injury, and then transferred to Peace Hospice. The driver of the second vehicle involved in the accident was not injured.
Our condolences to the Anderson Family & Friends, the Fort Shaw Fire Department, and to all affected by Fire Chief Dave Anderson's passing.
To date, 58 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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