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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

USFA LODD: Delaware Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 07.11.2016

On July 11, 2016 at 1845hrs, Firefighter Tim McClanahan, 46, died after falling from a helicopter while participating in a monthly “hoist training” exercise with the Delaware Air Rescue Team at the Delaware Coastal Airport. The helicopter immediately landed and the trooper medic and volunteer firefighter on board began to provide medical assistance. Firefighter Tim McClanahan was taken to Beebe Healthcare, where he was pronounced dead. The fatal incident is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration, state and local authorities. 

Our condolences to the McClanahan Family & Friends, Lewes Volunteer Fire Department, and to all affected by Firefighter Tim McClanahan’s passing. 
To date, 39 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2016. 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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