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Lives in:
Virginia Beach, VA
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Newport News, VA
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Firefighter
Years of public service:
10
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Paid fire department

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Misguided

As already eluded to by several others, we have recognized that a small percentage of firefighters killed in the line of duty were engaged in fire attack (interior and wildland) or other suppression operations. From 2005-2012, 384 or 48.5% of firefighters died due to heart attack or stress/overexertion. On the other hand, 95 or 12% died as a result of asphyxiation, burns, collapse or trauma. 2013 and 2014 had similar percentages. The current state of the fire service has a heavy emphasis on…

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Posted on January 22, 2015 at 2:51pm

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