Tag Archives: LODD

Firefighter’s Widow Sues Over Mendocino Complex Fire Death

Battalion Chief Draper was killed in a fire retardant drop     SACRAMENTO (AP) — The widow of a Utah firefighter who was killed when a supertanker dropped nearly 20,000 gallons of fire retardant near his position fighting the Mendocino ...

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NIOSH LODD Report: One Firefighter Dead, Another Burned at Texas Grass Fire

Contributing factors and lessons learned in March 2018 grass fire     NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program   On March 10, 2018, a 68-year-old male volunteer fire fighter was burned during firefighting operations at a grass fire. ...

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Ceremony Marks 70th Anniversary of Deadly Mann Gulch Fire

13 firefighters were killed on August 5, 1949 in a Montana wildfire     HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Officials are marking the 70th anniversary of a tragic blaze north of Helena that killed 13 firefighters and prompted the U.S. Forest ...

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Firefighter Killed in 2017 Lolo Peak Fire Memorialized

Firefighter Brent Witham was killed by a falling tree     MTN News, KRTV LOLO (KRTV) – The memory of a California firefighter who lost his life during Western Montana’s historic 2017 wildfire season is being marked in Lolo. Firefighter ...

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USFA: California On-Duty Death

CAL FIRE firefighter suffered a medical emergency during a training hike     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Yaroslav Katkov, 29, of CAL FIRE, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection on July ...

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CAL FIRE Firefighter Dies After Training Hike

Young firefighter suffered a medical emergency during training     FOX 5 San Diego DE LUZ, Calif. (FOX 5 San Diego) – A Cal Fire firefighter died Monday after suffering a serious medical emergency while on a training hike with ...

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USFA: South Carolina On-Duty Death

Chadwick-Hawkins was assigned a ground ignition operation, utilizing an ATV to conduct the task     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Wildlife Biologist/Wildland Firefighter Angela Nicole Chadwick-Hawkins, 45, of the U.S. Army, Environmental Division/Wildland ...

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Report Released on Death of California Firefighter in Ferguson Wildfire

Captain Brian Hughes was killed while battling the Ferguson Fire in Yosemite     By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A firefighter who was struck and killed by a falling tree during a California wildfire last year ...

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Lightning Caused Wildfire that Killed Firefighters in China

Point of origin found in deadly wildfire     BEIJING (AP) — Lighting sparked a forest fire in mountainous western China last month that killed 27 firefighters and four local helpers in one of the country’s deadliest days for first ...

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Wildfire in China that Killed 27 Firefighters Contained

Changing winds trapped firefighters in a remote area     BEIJING (AP) — Firefighters on Tuesday had contained a blaze high in the rugged forested mountains of western China that claimed the lives of 30 of their colleagues, in one ...

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