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Thursday, February 9, 2017

USFA LODD: Illinois Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 02.08.2017

On  February 7, 2017 at 2345hrs while returning home from the station after working with his fire department on a motor vehicle accident response call, Firefighter John Michael “Mike” Cummins, 46, who had complained at the station of not feeling well, suffered a fatal medical injury, the nature of which is still to be reported, crashing into three parked cars as the privately owned vehicle he operated came to a stop. A passenger in the vehicle, a fellow firefighter, was not reported to have been seriously injured.
Our condolences to the Cummins Family & Friends, Homer Fire Protection District, and to all affected by Firefighter John Michael “Mike” Cummins’ passing.    

To date, 07 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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