No LODD’s in the NIOSH files for today but Firefighterclosecalls.com has reports of several dating back to 1882.
Dec 20, 2004 One probationary career firefighter dies and four career firefighters are injured at a two – alarm residential structure fire – Texas.
Dec 19, 2014 Volunteer fire fighter dies from injuries sustained at a residential structure fire – New York.
A tough day! In addition to the NIOSH reports below, Firefighterclosecalls.com has reports of 12 other Line of Duty Deaths dating back to 1906. Dec 18, 2003 Fire fighter dies at home after shift – Maryland. Dec 18, 1999 Motor-vehicle incident claims the life of a volunteer fire fighter and injures a volunteer chief – […]
Dec 17, 2008 Volunteer fire fighter sitting in his parked vehicle warning oncoming traffic of a motor vehicle incident was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer – Montana.
During the cold, winter morning of December 16, 1944 over 200,000 German troops, supported by close to 1,000 tanks, attacked Allied forces along a 75 mile front in the Ardennes Forest. This proved to be Adolph Hitler’s final attempt to stop the Allied advance into Germany and became known as The Battle of the Bulge. […]
Dec 15, 2013 Career fire lieutenant killed by roof/ceiling collapse during overhaul – Georgia.
Time for a local history lesson. It often seems that there must be a tragedy to be a catalyst for change. This was one of those tragedies. On December 14, 1989 a fire in the Shenandoah Homes “Retirement Facility” on Hawthorn Rd. in Roanoke County, VA killed 4 residents. There were many “Key Issues” that […]
All four of today’s NIOSH reports are from cardiac related issues. Take care of yourselves and each other! Dec 13, 2009 Captain dies after extremely heavy physical exertion at building fire from complications of mitral valve surgery – Kansas. Dec 13, 2004 Fire chief suffers sudden cardiac death while returning to the fire station after […]
Dec 12, 1998 Assistant chief dies as a result of a cardiorespiratory arrest at the scene of a search and rescue operation – New Jersey.