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10 agencies joined in the effort at Friedman Waste Control Systems in west Phoenix on Saturday afternoon as wooden pallets loaded with cardboard and paper fueled the flames.
While driving, the expectation for the command officer (Battalion Chief) was to monitor radio traffic of units on scene and begin a mental assessment of actions being taken, along with actions that still required consideration.
A firefighter was injured and subsequently died and a captain was injured when the floor collapsed.
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During overhaul Battalion Chief Karriem was found unresponsive in his vehicle.