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Updated: Florida Firefighter Killed at Crash Scene

Escambia County firefighter struck by a tractor-trailer

FirefighterNation Staff


Escambia County officials released the following:

Dwain S. Bradshaw, age 41, the Volunteer District Chief at Escambia County Fire Rescue Station #1 in Bellview and Assistant District Chief at Station #2 in Beulah, was killed this morning while responding to a multi-vehicle accident with a fatality on the Muscogee Bridge.

Escambia County Emergency Communications received a call for a multi-vehicle accident at approximately 3:52 a.m. on the Muscogee Bridge near the Florida/Alabama state line.

Escambia County Fire Rescue and Escambia County EMS responded. While responding to that crash, Dwain Bradshaw was struck by a vehicle and was transported by Lifeflight as a trauma alert to Sacred Heart Hospital. Alabama Highway Patrol is investigating.


BALDWIN COUNTY, Alabama – A Florida firefighter has died after being struck by a vehicle while on the scene of a motor vehicle accident, according to WALA.

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Lieutenant Joe Piggott told WALA that an Escambia County firefighter was struck by a tractor-trailer while working on the scene of an earlier accident on Baldwin County Road 112 at the Alabama, Florida state line.

The firefighter was flown to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola where he died from his injuries.

A person in the first crash, which occurred at approximately 4:00 a.m. was also killed.  That crash involved a separate tractor-trailer and a motorcycle.

Alabama State Troopers are investigating both incidents.