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Thursday, July 16, 2015

USFA LODD: Colorado Fire Engineer On-Duty Death Notification 07.15.2015

On June 28, 2015 at 1945 hrs, while checking for extension from a dumpster fire, Fire Engineer John Whelan, 46, was critically injured when a skylight collapsed and he fell through the roof of an abandoned building at 3860 Blake Street. Fire Engineer John Whelan was treated at the scene and transported to the hospital for medical care including several surgeries. On July 15, 2015 several days after being released from the hospital to recover at home, Fire Engineer John Whelan was taken to St. Anthony North Health Campus with shortness of breath where, less than an hour later, he passed away from medical complications.
Our condolences to the Whelan Family & Friends, Denver Fire Department, and to all affected by Fire Engineer John Whelan’s passing.
To date, 47 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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