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Friday, November 20, 2015

USFA LODD: Michigan Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 11.19.2015

Firefighter Sergeant Vince Smith on November 19, 2015 passed away in his sleep at the fire station from a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be determined. According to media reports, Firefighter Smith complained of not feeling well just before retiring for a rest period. Sergeant Smith was assigned to Detroit Fire Department’s Ladder 13 but was working an extra shift at the station housing Engine 48 at the time of his passing.
Our condolences to the Smith Family & Friends, City of Detroit Fire Department and to all affected by Firefighter Vince Smith’s passing.

To date, 73 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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