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Monday, May 25, 2015   CANADIAN FIREFIGHTING PILOT DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY

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A small aircraft used for fire suppression crashed Friday while operating at a wildfire near Cold Lake, killing the 38-year-old pilot and only person onboard. He was from Conair Aerial Firefighting, from Cranbrook, B.C. and had been fighting wild fires for four years.

The crash happened on the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range, about 100 kilometres east of Lac La Biche, around 1630 Hours.




This area is situated in Alberta's "Lakeland" district, 190 miles northeast of Edmonton, near the Alberta-Saskatchewan border. 

The plane was a single-pilot Air Tractor 802, known as a “Fire Boss.” The aircraft skims water off a lake to dump on wildfires. Crews in northern Alberta have been fighting wildfires for more than a week. On Friday, fire crews from Ontario arrived in Alberta to help in the fight. Our condolences to all those affected. RIP. 







UPDATE ON THE OKLAHOMA FIRE CAPTAIN WHO WAS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY LAST NIGHT

As posted earlier, Claremore Fire Department (Oklahoma) Captain Jason Farley lost his life in the Line of Duty while performing water rescues late last night and early this morning. Captain Farley, who had 19 years and 11 months on the job, was 46. He is survived by his wife and teenage daughter.




It should be noted that He was a 1994 graduate of the OSU School of Fire Protection  and Safety.  




WHAT HAPPENED:

Captain Farley was attempting to rescue a fellow firefighter who had fallen into a flooded storm drain just west of the city. They were involved with the rescue operation where water was rushing into a home during a young girl’s 5th birthday party. All of the children and one adult were rescued through a window but Farley was pushed into a storm drain where he drowned. “He’s our hero. That’s for sure. It could have been our grandkids or my daughter. I pray for his family and the other firefighters. They’re like family to each other,” Steven Darnell said.




One Firefighter (Zane James) was able to make it out of the storm drain and was taken to the hospital to be checked out.




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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0JHQbDjwOM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0vFfBST_vo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55aiJixdBnw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo8mcGRpEfk

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