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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

USFA LODD: Alabama Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 01.13.2017

 On January 13, 1017 at 1300hrs, while conducting official fire department business, Chief Tracy O. Sanders, 44, was stopped in the department's rescue truck on Alabama Highway 77 preparing to make a left-hand turn when she was struck from the rear by a tractor-trailer. The rescue unit was forced into oncoming traffic where Chief Sanders was struck again and her vehicle was forced off the roadway and into trees lining the east side of the highway. Members from the Mount Olive Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding agencies arrived on scene and began to treat Chief Sanders. She was then transported to Anniston Regional Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries at approximately 1434hrs.
Our condolences to the Brenner Family & Friends, Speedwell Engine & Hose Company, and to all affected by Chief Tracy O. Sanders’ passing.  

To date, 03 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2017. 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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