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Thursday, September 10, 2015

USFA LODD: Michigan Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 09.09.2015

On September 9, 2015 at 1540hrs, while participating in the annual "Fill the Boot" fundraising campaign, Firefighter Dennis Rodeman was struck by a pickup truck passing through the charity event. Dennis Rodeman was transported to Sparrow Hospital where he passed away from the injuries he sustained in the collision. A preliminary investigation of the incident indicates that the driver of the truck intentionally hit Firefighter Rodeman who was wearing a reflective vest and other gear. The driver has been apprehended and is in custody.
Our condolences to the Rodeman Family & Friends, Lansing Fire Department, and to all affected by  Firefighter Dennis Rodeman's passing.

To date, 60 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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