Tag Archives: LODD

USFA: Idaho On-Duty Death

Heart attack claims airbase manager, wildland firefighter     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Salmon Airbase Manager/Wildland Firefighter Eric R. Ellis, 45, of the Salmon Air Base, Salmon-Challis National Forest ...

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Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters to Shine Bright in 2020

Communities, organizations, landmarks, and fire departments urged to participate in a week-long vigil before America’s Tribute to Fallen Firefighter     In these unprecedented times, where there is much uncertainty, we look for hope and find it in our nation’s ...

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Retardant on Windshield when Planes Collided at Nevada Fire

Witness said plane was closely trailing another     LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of two firefighting planes that collided above Nevada last month, killing both pilots, may have been hit by retardant dropped by the other one shortly before ...

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USFA: California On-Duty Death

Fire Engineer suffered a heart attack during the Stagecoach Fire     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Fire Engineer Peter Hein, 61, of the Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department on ...

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Firefighter Dies Doing Support Work on California’s Stagecoach Fire

Medical emergency at the Incident Command Post     Wildland Firefighter KERN COUNTY, California -A firefighter has died while he was assigned to the Stagecoach Fire, reported by the United States Department of Agriculture. The firefighter was said to have ...

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NTSB: Helicopter Seen Wobbling Before Fatal Crash in Arizona

Helicopter was flying supplies to a hotshot crew     PHOENIX (AP) — A helicopter that crashed last month while delivering supplies to firefighters in a remote area of the Tonto National Forest was wobbling in mid-air before it went ...

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Wildfire Tankers Collide Over Nevada Wildfire

Pilots killed in mid-air collision while fighting Bishop Fire     CALIENTE, Nev. (AP) — Two small air-tankers collided in mid-air in southeast Nevada on Thursday while battling a growing wildfire about 150 miles (241 kilometers) northeast of Las Vegas. ...

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House Passes Federal Death and Disability Benefits Bill for First Responders Afflicted by COVID-19

Presumption bill moves to the President   WildlandFirefighter Staff WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives adopted legislation on Monday sponsored by Rep. Dave Joyce to ensure that families of firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians who die from ...

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Procession Carries Pilot Killed in Arizona Wildfire

FAA and NTSB investigating helicopter crash     PHOENIX (AP) — A procession that included fire trucks and law enforcement vehicles on Friday escorted a white hearse carrying the flag-draped coffin of an Arizona helicopter pilot killed in a crash ...

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