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Update: NC FF LODD, KY "ICE BUCKET" FF's UPDATE (The Secret List)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014  All,

As an update to yesterdays Line of Duty Death of that 24 year old North Carolina Firefighter, here are some additional details.

Firefighter John Derek Gupton had 5 years on the Justice Rural Volunteer Fire Department in Spring Hope, North Carolina. He was the 3rd generation Firefighter in his family. 

While he was responding to a fire alarm at around 1700 hours yesterday, Firefighter Gupton lost control of the 2,500 gallon fire tanker he was operating when the apparatus left the roadway to the right, hit a ditch culvert and overturned. The commercial cab itself was crushed in the rollover. FF Gupton was killed instantly from injuries sustained in the crash. An additional firefighter, Kyle Horton, who was a passenger in the apparatus was treated for injuries and released from a local hospital.

The crash was discovered when other apparatus turned out for the run-and came upon the crash scene. Excessive speed doesn't appear to be at issue-and the automatic alarm they were responding to was false. We'll post more when we get it. KTIYP's.




UPDATE: KENTUCKY FF'S ELECTRIC SHOCK ON TOWER LADDER

One Firefighter injured in that ice bucket challenge event last month has been released from the hospital-the other remains critical.

Alex Quinn was released yesterday. As you recall, Quinn and a fellow firefighter, Captain Tony Grider, were in the bucket of that tower ladder that had been spraying Campbellsville University students who were taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge. At some point during the proceedings, Quinn and Grider suffered burns from an apparent electrical arc from a power line. Both were taken to Taylor Regional Hospital and later flown to the University of Louisville's Medical Center Burn Unit.

KTIYP's.

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