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Accident: 202271813 - Firefighter Is Killed During Multiple Dwelling Fire

Accident: 202271813 -- Report ID: 0253650 -- Event Date: 01/03/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31135138101/04/20089224Nycfd Engine 249
Sometime after 7:00 p.m. on January 3, 2008, Employee #1 fought a two-alarm fire at the Ebbets Field Houses in Crown Heights, an occupied multiple dwelling unit in Brooklyn, NY, when he became separated from his unit; the smoke and heat were so bad that fellow firefighters could not access Employee #1. Firefighters working on a different floor heard desperate maydays coming from Employee #1, who was losing oxygen. By the time he was found, he had run out of air and was already in cardiac arrest. Employee #1 was killed and four other firefighters and four residents of the building were injured in the fire. It took over one-hundred firefighters to contain the fire.
Keywords: firefighter, heat, asphyxiated, emergency response, fire, cardiac arrest, smoke inhalation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311351381 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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