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Officials: Firefighter Dies While Working OR Wildfire

Gales Fire in Oregon

OAKRIDGE, Ore. (AP) — A firefighter died Monday while battling a wildfire southeast of Eugene, Oregon, officials said. Bryan Cutchen, Oakridge city administrator and acting fire chief, said the death is suspected to have been caused by a tree falling ...

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Two Killed in Plane Crash Responding to AZ Wildfire

Cedar Basin Fire map

WIKIEUP, Ariz. (AP) — Federal authorities on Sunday were at the scene of the crash of a small plane that killed two crew members responding to a wildfire in northwestern Arizona. Both people aboard the Beechcraft King Air C-90 aircraft ...

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USFA: Wyoming On-Duty Death

Assistant chief contracted COVID-19 while on a wildfire assignment     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Assistant Fire Chief Charles “Chuck” Edward Scottini, 67, of Laramie County Fire District #2 ...

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USFA: Ohio On-Duty Death

Roosenburg was participating in a controlled burn     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Wildland Firefighter Selide Roosenburg, 20, of the ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, on ...

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NIOSH LODD Report: California Trainee Suffers Sudden Cardiac Death During Fitness Exercise

Remember the fallen with the lessons learned     NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program In 2017, a 33-year-old state inmate was accepted into the state’s Conservation Camp Program which allows inmates to request assignments within one of ...

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USFA: Nebraska On-Duty Death

78-year-old firefighter was on his third wildfire call of the day     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/Paramedic Dennis M. Bender, 78, of the Ponca Hills Volunteer Fire Department ...

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Nebraska Firefighter Dies While Battling Brush Fire

Ponca Hills firefighter suffered a medical emergency     FORT CALHOUN, Neb. (AP) — A volunteer with a fire department in the Omaha area has died while helping fight a brush fire near Fort Calhoun. Dennis Bender was a volunteer ...

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Family of Pilot Killed in California Wildfire Files Lawsuit

Fournier radioed to say his hydraulics appeared to be failing     By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a veteran helicopter pilot who died when his aircraft crashed as he was dropping water over ...

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Ring Out in Support for Fallen Firefighters and Their Families

Communities, faith congregations, and fire departments are welcome to participate on the day of America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighters   National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Although we will not be together in Emmitsburg this fall for the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial ...

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