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Monday, April 13, 2015

USFA LODD: South Dakota Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 04.12.2015

Firefighter Steven Ackerman, 38, on April 2208hrs, died from injuries sustained while working interior fire operations at the scene of a residential structure fire. Firefighter Ackerman was found in the basement of the home after fire crews were ordered out of the structure due to fire conditions. The 47-year-old homeowner, Mr. David Smith, had been rescued by fire crews and transported to the hospital soon after they arrived on-scene but did not survive his injuries.  Investigation into the fatal incident continues by local and state authorities.

Our condolences to the Ackerman Family & Friends, the Valley Springs Fire & Rescue, and to all affected by Firefighter Steven Ackerman’s passing.

To date, 24 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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