To date, 78 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2017.
The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Kendall James Murphy, 27, of the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department on November 10, 2017.
Shortly after arriving on the scene of a motor vehicle crash, Firefighter Kendall James Murphy was struck and killed by another firefighter who was responding to the same accident scene in his privately owned pickup truck. The second firefighter, who was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol registering a blood alcohol level of 0.21 percent, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing death, and reckless driving.
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Murphy at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 78 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2017. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.
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