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Thursday, March 26, 2015

USFA LODD: Ohio Fire Apparatus Operator On-Duty Death Notification 03.26.2015


On March 26, 2015 at 0000hrs, Fire Apparatus Operator Daryl Gordon, 54, assigned to Cincinnati Fire Department’s Heavy Rescue 14, died from injuries he sustained in a fall down an elevator shaft while working with fire crews to rescue the residents and extinguish a fire in a Madisonville neighborhood apartment building. Some of the residents were reported to have suffered smoke inhalation and one other firefighter was injured with second-degree burns in the fire. Investigation into the fatal incident continues by authorities.

Our condolences to the Gordon Family & Friends, the Cincinnati Fire Department, and to all affected by Fire Apparatus Operator Daryl Gordon’s passing.

To date, 19 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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