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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
As an update to yesterdays Line of Duty Death of that 24 year old North Carolina Firefighter, here are some additional details.
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.
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
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
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.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
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