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Incident Name:
Date: 2/23/1996
Personnel: Nathaniel Quinn
Age: 66
Agency/Organization: I.X.L. Fire Department, Castle, OK
Position: firefighter

Summary: On February 23rd, 1996, Firefighter Nathaniel Quinn went into cardiac arrest while fighting a wildland fire near Okemah, OK. The Oklahoma wildfires blackened up to 30.000 acres, and destroyed 43 homes in 10 Oklahoma counties.

 

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I.X.L. Fire Department, Castle, OK

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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)

    Firefighter Nathaniel Quinn went into cardiac arrest on February 11, 1996, while fighting a wildland fire near Okema, OK. Personal interviews with department personnel indicate that he was wearing structural PPE.

  • MTDC: 1993 - Components of Wildland Fire Personal Protective Equiipment (PPE)
  • USFA Memorial Database: Nathaniel Quinn
  • US Social Security Death Index: Nathaniel Quinn
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