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Monday, December 28, 2015

USFA LODD: Ohio Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 12.28.2015

Firefighter Patrick R. Wolterman, 28, on December 28, 2015 died from injuries sustained when he became trapped in a residential structure fire. According to initial reports from the media and fire department, firefighters responded to the fire at 0112hrs and upon arrival observed heavy smoke coming from the home. Firefighters had been advised that the house may be occupied with two elderly residents and at 0117hrs entered the home to search for any residents and began an interior attack on the fire. At approximately 0120hrs Firefighter Wolterman fell from the first floor into the basement and firefighters transmitted a "Mayday" alert calling for help.  Firefighters quickly located and rescued Patrick R. Wolterman and performed life saving measures while en route to Fort Hamilton Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The fatal fire incident remains under investigation by local and state authorities.

Our condolences to the Wolterman Family & Friends, Hamilton Fire Department and to all affected by Firefighter Patrick R. Wolterman’s passing.
To date, 86 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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