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Accident: 201066651 - One Firefighter Killed And Three Others Injured In Wildfire

Accident: 201066651 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 10/29/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30111872510/29/20039224Novato Fire Protection District
At approximately 12:45 p.m. on October 29, 2003, four employees of the Navato Fire Protection District, working under the direction of the California Department of Forestry, were fighting a wild fire. Upon arrival at the accident site at Orchard Lane, the captain and crew decided that the residential building could be saved. All four employees were assigned to a Series 2000 International fire pump truck (Number #E6162), with a 500-gallon water tank. The fire became intense as it approached the residence. Since it became apparent to the firefighters that the residence could not be saved, they retreated. While Employee #1 was retreating, he stumbled and fell on at least two occasions. Employee #2, attempted to assist Employee #1. Employee #1 and Employee #2 were now surrounded by the intense fire, heat, and smoke. Employee #1 and Employee #2's protective equipment were damaged. Employee #2 could no longer assist Employee #1, and continued towards the residence. Although Employees #3 and #4 could see Employee#1, they could only assist Employee #2 to the residence. All four firefighters were burned. Employee #1 died from his injuries. Employee #2 suffered first- and second-degree burns, mostly to his hands, knees, and face. Employees #3 and #4 suffered minor first- and second-degree burns. Employees #2, #3, and #4 were hospitalized and treated at the San Diego Burn Center.
Keywords: burn, firefighter, fire, smoke, high temperature
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301118725 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations
2 301118725 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, firefighting & fire prevention occupa
3 301118725 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations
4 301118725 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Firefighting occupations

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