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Friday, February 6, 2015

USFA LODD: Illinois Fire Chief On-Duty Death Notification 02.05.2015

On February 5, 2015 at 1430 hrs, while attempting to close off Illinois Route 111 to allow for a helicopter to land safely for a medical emergency, Fire Chief Kenneth Lehr, 59, was struck by a fire apparatus as it was backing up. Fire Chief Lehr passed away at the scene from injuries sustained when he was struck.

Our condolences to the Lehr Family & Friends, the Medora Community Fire Protection District, and to all affected by Fire Chief Kenneth Lehr’s passing.

To date, 08 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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