Tag Archives: LODD

USFA: California On-Duty Death

Varney was working on a ridge to create a fire break     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/Equipment Operator Braden Varney, 36, of CAL FIRE on July 14, 2018. Firefighter/Equipment Operator Braden Varney ...

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Crews Retrieve Body of Firefighter in California Wildfire

Heavy fire equipment operator Braden Varney died in steep, rugged terrain     MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park shrouded the popular destination in smoke and left some tourist-dependent businesses hurting Monday, but visitors still ...

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Firefighter Killed Fighting California Wildfire

Dozer operator killed in blaze near Yosemite     By MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A second-generation California firefighter who was using a bulldozer to prevent a wildfire from spreading was killed Saturday near Yosemite National Park, ...

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USFA: Texas On-Duty Death

Weatherford firefighter stricken while at a wildfire     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Richard “Andy” Loller, Jr., 42, of the Weatherford Fire Department on June 10, 2018. While performing wildland firefighting operations, ...

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Texas Firefighter Fatally Stricken During Wildfire

Weatherford firefighter dies after assisting at fire     WEATHERFORD, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Weatherford firefighter has died after assisting in firefighting operations in West Texas, the department said Sunday. “It is with great sadness and deepest regrets that the ...

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California Inmate Firefighter Trainee Dies During Hike

Trainee collapsed and was unable to be revived     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Inmate Firefighter Trainee Anthony Colacino, of the Sierra Conservation Center – California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation on April ...

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Friends Remember Fallen CALFIRE Firefighter

Several talk about Cory Iverson’s early years     SAN DIEGO (NBC San Diego) – Friends of Cory Iverson, a San Diego County firefighter killed while battling the largest fire in California history, shared their memories of Iverson. Iverson was ...

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California Thomas Fire LODD Information Report

One firefighter become entrapped and suffered fatal injuries   View of the entrapment site looking northwest (CAL FIRE)   CAL FIRE On December 13, 2017, a CAL FIRE engine strike team was assigned to a part of the Thomas Fire ...

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Funeral Held for Firefighter Killed in California Wildfire

32-year-old Cal Fire engineer died of burns and smoke inhalation     AN DIEGO (AP) — A state firefighter who died battling the largest wildfire recorded in California’s modern history was remembered Saturday as a devoted family man who didn’t ...

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USFA: California On-Duty Death

Engineer Cory Iverson died while fighting the Thomas Fire     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Engineer Cory Iverson, 32, of CAL FIRE on December 14, 2017. Engineer Cory Iverson died while fighting the ...

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