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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

USFA LODD: Washington DC Fire Lieutenant On-Duty Death Notification 05.06.2015

On May 6, 2015 0810hrs, while working at the scene of a high rise apartment building fire, Lieutenant Kevin McRae went into cardiac arrest and collapsed. According to media reports, LT. McRae, in charge of the first due engine and crew, had just exited the structure after fighting the fire in a 9th floor apartment for 50 minutes. Lieutenant McRae was transported to the Washington Hospital Center where he was pronounced dead. Two others, including one firefighter, suffered non-life threatening injuries in the incident which remains under investigation by authorities.
Our condolences to the McRae Family & Friends, Washington DC Fire Department, and to all affected by Fire Lieutenant Kevin McRae’s passing.

To date, 34 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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