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Thursday, February 12, 2015

USFA LODD: Georgia Fire Lieutenant On-Duty Death Notification 02.12.2015

Lieutenant Randy Parker, 46, on February 12, 2015 was pronounced dead at Medical Center-Navicent Health and at least five other firefighters were injured after a structural collapse occurred while fire crews were operating inside of a burning residential structure. According to media reports, the Bibb County coroner said Lieutenant Parker died from burns and smoke inhalation. Three of the injured firefighters are being treated at the Augusta Burn Center; one of the three was in critical condition and airlifted to the Center. The fatal fire incident remains under investigation by authorities.

Our condolences to the Parks Family & Friends, the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department, and to all affected by Fire Lieutenent Randy Parker's passing.

To date, 10 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2015. 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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