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Accident: 201093820 - Emt Dies From Heat Stress And Dehydration

Accident: 201093820 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 08/28/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12614226409/03/19999224Santa Barbara City Fire Department
On August 28, 1999, a Santa Barbara City fire fighter died of heat stress related injuries. He was on loan, through a mutual aid contract, to support the Camuesa Plains Wildland fire. He was serving in the capacity of a line EMT. The coroners report indicates he was in excellent health prior to the assignment and there was no massive trauma to account for. Therefore, death was determined as being due to extreme heat and dehydration.
Keywords: firefighter, heat, emergency response, fire, heat stroke, heat exhaustion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126142264 Fatality Heat Exhaustion Firefighting occupations

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