The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Lieutenant Ricky Thurman, 54, of the Swainsboro Fire Department on May 4, 2015.
While operating at the scene of a structure fire on April 24, 2015 Lieutenant Thurman suddenly went into cardiac arrest. Immediate efforts to revive Lt. Thurman were successful and he was airlifted to Regents University Hospital in Augusta, Georgia where he passed away on May 4, 2015.
Tribute is being paid to Lieutenant Ricky Thurman at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 32 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2015. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/statistics
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.
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