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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

USFA LODD: Two Nevada Firefighters On-Duty Death Notification 07.10.2016

On July 10, 2016 at 1720hrs, while investigating lightning strikes in the area, two firefighters were killed and one firefighter was injured when, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol, the fire department vehicle they were traveling in on Nevada State Route 140 (near Denio, NV) had a tire failure and overturned. Firefighters Jacob O’Malley, 27, the vehicle operator, and Will Hawkins, 22, died from injuries sustained in the crash. The condition of the third firefighter, Zachary McElroy, who was flown to the Renown Regional Medical Center, was reported as having been stabilized with non-life-threatening injuries. The vehicle crash remains under investigation by authorities.

Our condolences to the Hawkins and O’Malley Familiesy & Friends, BLM Nevada State Office, and to all affected by Firefghter Will Hawkins’s and Jacob O’Malley's passing. 
To date, 37 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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