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Incident Name:
Date: 3/13/1996
Personnel: Norman Kenneth Manka
Age: 44
Agency/Organization: Golden City Volunteer Fire Department, Golden City, MO
Position: firefighter

Summary: On March 13th, Firefighter Norman Manka of the Golden City Volunteer Fire Department was operating the pump at a grass fire, when he collapsed and died due to a heart attack. Interviews with department personnel indicate he was wearing structural PPE.

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Golden City Volunteer Fire Department, Golden City, MO

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Reports, Documentation, Lessons Learned

  • USFA Memorial Database: Norman Manka
  • MTDC: PPE and Heat (No longer online)
  • MTDC: Protective Clothing and Equipment
  • 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)

    Golden City, MO, Firefighter Norman Manka collapsed and died at the scene of a brush fire on March 13, 1996. Personal interviews with department personnel verify he was wearing bunker gear...

  • MTDC: 1993 - Components of Wildland Fire Personal Protective Equiipment (PPE)

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Contributors to this article:  Mellie; Memorial information graciously provided by Doris Snyder.

 

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