We regret to pass on that a Firefighter was killed in the Line of Duty today (Saturday) in a gas explosion in the basement of an apartment building in the area of Lienen (district of Steinfurt) Germany. The explosion had trapped the Firefighter under the rubble and as of this evening, members were still trying to recover the Firefighters body. Another Firefighter was rescued from explosion/collapse and was hospitalized with serious injuries. 3 other firefighters were also injured.
Firefighters initially responded for the small of gas and the explosion occurred while they were looking for the origin of the leak and smell. The building had partially collapsed due to the explosion.Our condolences to all those affected.
HERE is a report from NIOSH related to FIRE DEPARTMENTS RESPONSE TO GAS LEAKS:
HERE is an article related to FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONSE TO GAS LEAKS:
Our condolences to those affected by the loss.
Unser Beileid an die Feuerwehrleute und andere, die von dem Verlust betroffen sind.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.