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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

USFA LODD: Virginia Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 05.19.2017

On May 19, 2017  Firefighter Roger Dale Johns, 63, was struck and killed by a backing piece of fire apparatus at the scene of a motor vehicle crash. Initial reports indicate that Firefighter Johns was acting as a ground-guide while the apparatus was backing up to block the roadway and protect the scene. Investigation into the fatal accident continues by authorities.
Our condolences to the Johns Family & Friends, Eagle Rock Volunteer Fire and Rescue, and to all affected by Firefighter Roger Dale Johns’ passing.  

To date, 40 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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