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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

USFA LODD: Missouri Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 05.29.2017

On May 29,2017 Firefighter Jesse Ketchum, 33, was responding to an outdoor (field) fire call when the fire apparatus he was operating crashed while negotiating a curve and overturned several times, ejecting Ketchum and a passenger in the vehicle. Firefighter Ketchum died at the scene from injuries sustained and the passenger, John Chancellor, was treated and flown to the University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, with serious injuries. According to initial reports, seat belts were not in use at the time of the crash.

Our condolences to the Ketchum Family & Friends, City of Memphis Volunteer Fire Department, and to all affected by Firefighter Jesse Ketchum’s passing. 
To date, 44 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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