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LODD Anniversary: California Captain Fatally Shot, Firefighter Wounded at Apartment Fire Investigation
On June 25, 2018, a 45-year-old career Captain suffered a fatal gunshot wound and another fire fighter suffered a gunshot injury while responding to a fire alarm at a high-rise senior apartment building.
They felt heat and believed they had fire in the attic above them, so they backed out to regroup at the top of the stairs.
On April 30, 2016, a 20-year-old firefighter died after he ran out of air and became disoriented while fighting a fire in a commercial strip mall.
On April 27, 2004 a firefighter died after the engine in which he was riding crashed into an engine from another department as they passed through an intersection.
The downed fire fighter was found with his gloves, helmet, hood, and facepiece removed.
2013 blast killed 9 volunteer firefighters and injured an off-duty captain.
On April 15, 2016, a firefighter/paramedic was killed, and another firefighter was seriously wounded when they were shot during a check on the welfare of a citizen.
April 12, 2009, a career probationary fire fighter and a career captain were killed when they were trapped by rapid fire progression in a wind-driven residential structure fire.
A search and rescue crew had made entry into the house to search for a civilian who was entrapped at the rear of the house.