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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 39th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Fire Crew Supervisor Ted F. Drake has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Wyoming State Forestry Divison.

Ted F. Drake

Rank: Fire Crew Supervisor
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Status: Wildland Full-Time
Years of Service: 8

Date of Incident: 05/17/2014
Time of Incident: 0800hrs
Date of Death: 05/17/2014

Fire Department: Wyoming State Forestry Division Address:
P.O. Box 160, Newcastle, WY 82701
Fire Department Chief: State Forester Bill Crapser

Incident Description: Fire Crew Supervisor Drake passed away from a reported heart attack while participating in a work capacity (fitness) test for red card certification, part of the wildland fire qualification system used by federal and most state wildland fire management agencies. Fire Crew Supervisor Drake, a career employee of Wyoming State Forestry Division, supervised and trained inmates called “Smoke Busters,” well-respected teams utilized to fight wildland fires and complete many other associated projects on both federal and state lands.

Incident Location: Newcastle, WY

Tribute is being paid to Fire Crew Supervisor Ted F. Drake at

To date, 39 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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