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Incident Name:
Date: 10/7/99
Personnel: Marvin Huisman
Age: 56
Agency/Organization: Wilmont Fire Department, Wilmont MN
Position: firefighter

Summary: Chief Huisman and other firefighters were battling a brush fire. Marvin Huisman had assisted with the extension of hose lines and was operating a fire pump. He suffered a heart attack and died. He was wearing structural PPE.

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Wilmont Fire Department, Wilmont MN

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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

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    Assistant Chief Marvin Huisman of the Wilmont, Minnesota, Fire Department suffered a heart attack and died at a wildland fire on October 7, 1999. He was wearing structural PPE.
  • MTDC: 1993 - Components of Wildland Fire Personal Protective Equiipment (PPE)
  • USFA Memorial Database: Marvin Huisman
  • Minnesota Death Index Marvin L Huisman

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