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Incident Name:
Date: 8/8/1996
Personnel: Norman J Ray
Age:
Agency/Organization: Fruitland Fire Department, Fruitland, UT
Position: firefighter

Summary: On August 8th, Firefighter Norman Ray suffered cardiac arrest due to overexertion at a grass fire.

 

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Fruitland Fire Department, Fruitland, UT

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  • USFA Memorial Database: Norman J Ray
  • 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)

    On August 8, 1996, Fruitland, Utah, Firefighter Norman Ray suffered cardiac arrest due to overexertion at a grass fire. He was wearing structural turnout gear.

  • MTDC: 1993 - Components of Wildland Fire Personal Protective Equiipment (PPE)
  • United States Social Security Death Index: Norman Ray

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