We regret to advise you that a 10 year Veteran Volunteer Firefighter named Fu Chia-sen was killed in the Line of Duty during a search and rescue mission at a landfill construction site in Taichung City early on Sunday. FF Fu was pronounced dead after he was pulled out of the dirt at the site. 2 other Firefighters were injured in the landslides at the construction site. The first landslide occurred at around 0900, and the Taichung City Fire Department responded. While Firefighters were busy searching for the buried worker, there was a second landslide that buried FF Fu. Fu’s colleagues then rushed to rescue him. At around 1300, they spotted part of Fu’s clothing and tried to pull him out. However, another landslide hit, causing two others to sink into the soft dirt. They were eventually pulled out and sent to a hospital for treatment.
As always, our sincere condolences.
We have also posted details related to a Tennessee Firefighter who was struck on the highway as well as a Detroit Firefighter who was nearly electrocuted, on our home page.
Take Care-BE CAREFUL.
The Secret List 12-2-08 / 0231 hours