Tag Archives: LODD

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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Wing Reportedly Fell Off Plane Before AZ Crash That Killed Firefighters

Flag at half-staff in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities investigating the fatal crash of a small plane that was responding to a wildfire in northwestern Arizona included an account of the possibility that the aircraft’s left wing fell off, according to a preliminary report ...

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Four Dead in Florida Firefighting Helicopter Crash

Helicopter crashed during training in Leesburg     LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — A firefighting helicopter with four people on board crashed Tuesday near an airport in central Florida, killing at least one person, officials said. The helicopter crashed into a ...

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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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Ohio Forestry Team Member Dies after Crash During Prescribed Burn

20-year-old died after a UTV accident     Wildland Firefighter Staff COLUMBUS, Ohio -The Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced that a member of its forestry team died last month after an accident during a prescribed fire, according to WCMH. ...

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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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