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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

USFA LODD – South Carolina Fire Lieutenant On-Duty Death 12.03.14

Lieutenant John Burns, 50, on December 3, 2014 at 0645hrs, was discovered by other firefighters unresponsive in his bed at the fire station early in the morning where he was pronounced deceased from a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be determined. In addition to other duties, Lieutenant Burns had responded to one or more emergency alarms earlier during his shift.  

Our condolences to the Burns Family & Friends, the Myrtle Beach Fire Department, and to all affected by Fire Fighter John Burns’ passing.

To date, 82 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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