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MISCELLANEOUS

NEW MEXICO FIREFIGHTER DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY-TRAPPED IN WILDLAND FIRE

We regret to pass on that a New Mexico Firefighter has died in the line of Duty and another is injured after fighting a wildfire that went out of control in eastern New Mexico. Nara Visa Firefighter John Cammak, 76, was flown from Nara Visa to Lubbock for his injuries before dying yesterday afternoon. He...
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Firefighter Had Drugs & Alcohol In His System When He Died In House Fire – LODD

While many factors were pointed out in the LODD reports of Hartford Firefighter Kevin Bell-one factor that was consistently not provided to investigators – was Bell’s physical condition-as reports now show that he had booze and dope in his system. WTF. A toxicology report has now revealed* that Hartford, CT Firefighter Kevin Bell, who died...
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TRAGIC LOSS OF A FIRE CHIEF, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR FIREFIGHTERS & EMT’s

The subject of health-be it physical or emotional/behavioral is a daily discussion in the fire service-most often with seemingly clear solutions on the physical side, and much less known on the behavioral health side. Once again another Firefighter has taken his own life. Tragically, Perth Amboy (NJ) Fire Chief Abraham “Abe” Pitre lost his life...
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UPDATE: 1 MISSOURI FIREFIGHTER KILLED, 2nd CRITICAL AFTER BEING STRUCK AT SCENE – #LODD

55-year-old Firefighter Jeffery Sanders was killed, and a 2nd Firefighter, Jacob Hayward, 33, (Mayview, MO) was airlifted to Research Medical Center in Kansas City just after 1800 last night. Firefighter Hayward is reported to be in critical condition. A driver of a Ford struck another vehicle that was stopped in the roadway from behind, which...
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FIREFIGHTERS 4 YEAR OLD CHILD SHOT & KILLED IN HOME-Your Assistance Requested

The 4-year-old son of a Freemansburg (PA) Firefighter died Sunday after an apparent self-inflected gunshot wound. Bentley Thomas Koch, 4, tragically died after shooting himself. The child, who lived in the home, was found by family members at around 1100 hours. Our sincere condolences to Firefighter Lexie Antonini for this horrible loss. YOUR ASSISTANCE REQUESTED:...
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VIRGINIA FIREFIGHTER AMONG THE LOST IN CRASH OF USS FITZGERALD

Adding to the tragic news regarding the USS Fitzgerald crash is that at least one of the lost is also a Firefighter in his home town. Gunner’s Mate Seaman Dakota Rigsby is also a Firefighter with the Lake Monticello Volunteer Fire Department, in Fluvanna County, VA. His Mom is also a Firefighter with that fire...
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