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USFA: Arizona On-Duty Death

Conducting visual reconnaissance and aviation command and control over the Cedar Basin Fire when the aircraft crashed.

USFA: New Jersey On-Duty Death

Assistant Chief William “Billy” Shaffer, 53, responded to a vehicle fire on July 14. While at the scene, he was found unresponsive by other first responders.

USFA: California On-Duty Death

Firefighter/Paramedic Matthew “Bear” Michael Rominger, 48, passed away on Sunday, May 16 due to complications from COVID-19.

USFA: Florida On-Duty Death

Firefighter Joseph Deltergo, 45, of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue took his own life on July 12, 2021.

49-Year Greensburg Firefighter Dies

Richard A. Fry, 77, was found in his vehicle June 24 after participating in the Mt. Pleasant Firemen's Parade, said Greensburg fire Chief Tom Bell.

Three St. Louis Firefighters Hurt at Vacant House Fire

Three St. Louis firefighters were injured during a vacant house fire. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Illinois Company Defends Use of Foam with PFAS to Fight Chemical Plant Fire

The foam was used “in the early stages of firefighting efforts for a limited time given the heightened risk of letting the fire burn and spread," Lubrizol said in a statement.

Heat Hits Boise Firefighters at School Fire

Two construction workers were treated for minor injuries and six firefighters suffered heat-related injuries after a large fire broke out at an old elementary school that is set to be demolished.

NIOSH: Indiana Captain Suffers Fatal Heart Attack After Training

The autopsy found a thrombus (clot) in the left anterior descending coronary artery and severe atherosclerosis in multiple coronary arteries.
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NFPA Releases 1584 Fact Sheet to Assist 2021 Safety Stand Down “Rebuild Rehab” Training...

Many think simply providing food and beverages to firefighters constitutes a rehab program but rehab should encompass all areas of health, including cardiac, nutrition, exposure, mental health, hydration, and heat stress.


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