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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: IN

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 69th Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Mark Haudenschild has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Mark Haudenschild II

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 5

Date of Incident: 11/11/2012
Time of Incident: 2024hrs
Date of Death: 11/11/2012

Fire Department: Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department
Address: 1834 W Wallen RD, Fort Wayne, IN 46818
Fire Department Chief: Brian Gillett

Incident Description: Firefighter Haudenschild died from injuries sustained when the fire apparatus he was operating crashed as he was responding to a reported grass fire. Haudenschild was reportedly not wearing seat restraints and passed away at the scene of blunt force trauma due to the motor vehicle crash.

Incident Location: Grass fire: 4300-block of Butler Road (USNG: 16T FL 5082 5169); MVA: Hillegas and Butler Roads (USNG: 16T FL 5181 5175)

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Mark Haudenschild II at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/

To date, 69 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2012. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @ http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats...

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