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The USFA has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: SD

It is in great sadness and with heavy hearts, that we as a Brotherhood post the 60th Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Trampus Haskvitz has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to our brothers family and the members of the South Dakota Wildland Fire Suppression Division.

Trampus Haskvitz

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Status: Wildland Part-time
Years of Service: Pending
Date of Incident: 08/11/2011
Time of Incident: 1500hrs
Date of Death: 08/11/2011

Fire Department: South Dakota Wildland Fire Suppression Division
Address: 4250 Fire Station Road, Suite 2, Rapid City, SD 57703
Fire Department Chief: Joe Lowe, Director/Wildland Fire Coordinator

Incident Description: Firefighter Haskvitz passed away as a result of injuries he suffered after being caught in a burnover while fighting the Coal Canyon Fire near Edgemont, South Dakota.

Incident Location: Nine miles north of Edgemont, SD

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Trampus Haskvitz at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/

To date, 60 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2011; 55 from incidents that occurred in 2011 and five from previous years’ incidents. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @ http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats....

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