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Incident Name:
Date: 8/5/1999
Personnel: Cilton Jay Dauzat
Age: 63
Agency/Organization: White Tail Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, Woodville TX
Position: firefighter

Summary: Firefighter Dauzat had responded with members of his fire department to a wildland fire that resulted from the failure of a local homeowner to contain an intentional fire in a pile of logs. Unbeknownst to the driver of a pumper, Firefighter Dauzat had mounted the back step. The pumper was attempting to ascend a hill. Despite two tries, the pumper was unable to climb the hill and when the apparatus backed down off of the hill, the driver discovered the he had run over Firefighter Dauzat. It is believed that Firefighter Dauzat lost his footing. The cause of death was listed as severe chest and head injuries.

 

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