The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Engineer Lonnie Nutt, 49, of the Marietta Fire Department on March 7, 2013.
The Marietta Fire Department was responding to a motor vehicle accident. Firefighter Engineer Nutt was the driver of the apparatus accompanied by two other firefighters. After arriving on the scene, the firefighters were performing aid to the injured motorist when Firefighter Engineer Nutt collapsed. Aid was immediately given and Firefighter Engineer Nutt was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The cause of death is still to be determined.
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Engineer Lonnie Nutt at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/
To date, 11 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2013. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats.shtm
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.
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