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NIOSH: Sudden Cardiac Event Claims Illinois Firefighter at Home after Shift

Autopsy findings included cardiomegaly, biventricular myocardial thickening, and left ventricular dilation. Two main arteries had calcified atherosclerotic plaque. The left anterior descending artery had significant stenosis.

LODD Anniversary: Houston Southwest Inn Fire

Review lessons learned on the anniversary of a commercial structure fire that claimed four firefighters and injured several others.

LODD Anniversary: DCFD Cherry Road Townhouse Fire

After seeing the fire, the fire fighter stated that everything went black and he felt an intense blast of heat.

LODD Anniversary: Texas Firefighter Killed in Strip Mall Blaze

On May 18, 2017, a 31-year-old male career fire fighter died after fire conditions rapidly deteriorated inside a commercial strip mall.

NIOSH: Pennsylvania Airport Firefighter Suffers Heart Attack During Response

Firefighter failed to respond to a call and was found unconscious on the hallway floor.

LODD Anniversary: Wyoming Firefighters Killed in Smoke Explosion at Townhouse Fire

Two Wisconsin firefighters were killed in an explosion while searching for children reported to be on the second floor.

LODD Anniversary: Texas Firefighters Killed in Fertilizer Plant Explosion

On April 17, 2013, ten emergency first responders were killed when a burning fertilizer plant containing an estimated 40 to 60 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded.

NIOSH: New Jersey Firefighter Suffers Seizure, Cardiac Arrest During Training

The firefighter's past medical history was significant for epilepsy and smoking.

NIOSH: Michigan Firefighter Suffers Heart Attack After Two Fires

The firefighter admitted that he was nauseous, had a tingling sensation in his arm, and had chest pain.

LODD Anniversary: Virginia Firefighter Killed in Wind Driven Fire

With protection from hose lines, several attempts were made by the engine and rescue company crews to reach the second floor.


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