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    Default How Many LODD's?

    As a frequent topic of discussion here, I thought it would be interesting to find out - How many on your department?

    We are at 564 here.
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    We're at 0 since 1929 when we were established. We see alot less fire then most departments though, usually only about 5 actual fires a year
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    My first spot- Too many

    Current spot- 1 maybe?
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    I believe that we have only had one. Waaay back when, our chiefs house caught on fire. When he went back inside to rescue his son, both of them got electricuted. I think that is the only LODD.
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    I believe we only have one. I'm 100% though, Bones42 would know a lot better than I would. I believe it was a heart attack. Again not completely sure on that though.

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    0. None. Noda. Zip.

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    2 LODD from back when we used to fight fire.

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    Two since we were formed in 1882. One in a rollover in '34 (the old LaFrance is in the city museum and still has the dent in the tank from his head) and I can't remember what happened to the other one, but it was in '23.

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    ONE.....last August when we lost a Lt to a floor collapse and flashover.

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    Since 1867.

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    One LODD, in the late 1940's.

    Fire Chief Samuel Doust died of a heart attack while directing operations at a two alarm fire in the downtown area of Marlborough.
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    On my department, none. On the department my dad was on I think 7 since the turn of the century. I think 4 volunteer firefighters were killed at a fire back before the department was paid back around 1900. In the 70's 3 firefighters were killed and 1 severally injured in a butane explosion.

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    I am happy to say 0 since being established in 1887.
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    80 some? Now I'm curious, I'll have to ask our unofficial/official historian.
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    we have had 1 LODD in our 70 year history... he died en route to station 1 in a MVA w/ ejection. this was 3 months ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by st42stephenAFT View Post
    I believe we only have one. I'm 100% though, Bones42 would know a lot better than I would. I believe it was a heart attack. Again not completely sure on that though.
    Correct. Charlie Mundy, back in the 70's. He was chief, arrived on scene, and passed right there in his car. He was a great guy. He is the only one in the Department.


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    One, one too many.

    We lost Sandy last year the Sunday after Thanksgiving to a small brush fire. Brush fires were his favorite type of fire to fight.
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    1 from my present department and 3 very close friends from nieghboring departments

    FF Dave Burton Gary Fire Department - Brush Fire

    Asst. Chief Andy Lesnick South Haven Fire - Heart Attack

    FF Ted Hansen III Hobart Fire Department - Smoke Explosion

    FF/Medic Frank Gilbert Portage Fire department - MVA enroute to Hosptial
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    Malahat has had zero LODD's but one off duty due to a MVA - his helmet tag was retired.

    I dont have a count for Vienna at this time. I know we've had several that joined the various armed services during times of war and were KIA's, but that doenst really count, I dont think.
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    1 since being established in 1959. A tractor trailer struck the firefighter's vehicle which then struck him while operating at an MVA on the interstate.

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    Every on is too many, but for one of the biggest and busiest Fire Departments in the World by comparison it could be a lot worse.... we must be doing something right?

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    1 here in as long back as our history goes. Firefighter died in a motor vehicle accident involving two of our trucks responding to a fire.
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    Thankfully none on my present department. But I had a good friend that was a LODD during a rope rescue on my prior department.

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    Six in the 90-100 years we've been around. Last One was in the late 90's, and pray for no more.

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    Established in the 1800s and have had 0 We plan on keeping iot that way too!!!

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