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Incident Name:  unknown
Date: 3/22/1994
Personnel:  Gary K. King
Age:
Agency/Organization: Grundy County Rural Fire Associaton, Trenton, MO
Position: volunteer firefighter

Summary: On March 22, Firefighter Gary King of the Grundy County (MO) Rural Fire Protection District suffered a heart attack while operating at a two alarm brush fire. King died after being transported to the hospital.

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Grundy County Rural Fire Associaton, Trenton, MO

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  • Excerpt from Protective Clothing for Wildland Fire Suppression ...

    Protective Clothing for Wildland Fire Suppression

    The article that this was transcribed from is no longer online -- was at tinhelmet.com under archives_files/mauney_wildland.pdf

    The following portion was apparently a MTDC review of deaths of firefighters (1985-1999) wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) not designed for wildland fire conditions.

    The following has info on firefighters that died... Ch 8 (pp 26-27) heart attack and heat stroke fatalities.

    "The following individual firefighter fatality information was obtained from NFPA, NIOSH, and OSHA investigation reports as well as personal interviews with department personnel."

    6.2 Mid-West and West Coast Fatalities

    (snip)

    Grundy County, MO, Firefighter Gary King suffered a heart attack and died on March 22, 1994, while operating at a two-alarm brush fire. A personal interview with their fire chief verifies he was wearing structural gear.

  • MTDC: 1993 - Components of Wildland Fire Personal Protective Equiipment (PPE)
  • Gary's name, death date and brief bio are included in the USFA Firefighter Fatality Retrospective Study, published April 2002 (2,888 K pdf)
  • USFA Memorial Database: Gary King and on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial under Missouri

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  • Find a Grave: Gary King 
  • Gary King is buried in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Trenton, MO

 

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