LODD, Livingston Parish, LA
LOUISIANA FF DIES AFTER PERFORMING RESCUES The Secret List www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com
A 45-year-old Volunteer Firefighter died in the Line of Duty after operating at a fire and rescuing people from a burning mobile home early yesterday morning in Livingston Parish. Firefighter Scott Osenenko was operating at the fire where the family had been awakened when they found their home on fire around 0400 hours. FF Osenenko was on the first arriving company to respond and he worked for nearly 20 minutes removing people from the home and fighting the fire. After exiting the building, FF Osenenko began to experience cardiac distress and was treated and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead as a result of the injuries he received at the scene.
No one inside the home was reported to have suffered significant injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation, and an electric space heater is being looked at as a possible cause. Firefighter Osenenko leaves behind 2 children. "Scott was a model firefighter," said his Fire Chief James Wascom. "He was scheduled this morning to take the hazmat operations certification test. All he was trying to do was save lives and serve our community this morning. Now, he is gone".
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