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Thursday, February 23, 2017

USFA LODD: Oklahoma Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 02.22.2017

On  February 22, 2017 at 0730hrs while responding to a structure fire, Firefighter Michael Dale "Mike" Russell, 68, died from injuries sustained when he lost control of the fire apparatus he was driving and crashed. According to reports from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the vehicle rolled 1.5 times, ejecting and pinning Firefighter Russell beneath the tanker. Seat restraints were installed in the vehicle but not in use at the time of the crash.
Our condolences to the Russell Family & Friends, Leach Volunteer  Fire Department, and to all affected by Firefighter Michael Dale "Mike" Russell's passing.    

To date, 13 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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