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  • LODDs 8/13

    Posted: August 1st, 2013

    Twenty-five U.S. firefighters recently died in the line of duty. Twenty-two career firefighters and three volunteer firefighters died in seven separate incidents. Twenty-one deaths were the result of direct fireground operations, two deaths were the result of accidents and two deaths were health related. One incident claimed the lives of 19 wildland firefighters; see page 58 for details. FIREFIGHTER LUKE SHEEHY , 28, of the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region in Vallejo, CA, died...