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Incident Name:  training
Date: 6/9/2009, 1123 hrs
Personnel: Emmitt Lamar McCaskel
Age:  35
Agency/Organization: CAL FIRE
Position: firefighter

Summary: Emmitt Lamar McCaskel, an CDC inmate firefighter trainee collapsed on a physical fitness hike at Motorcycle Hill, Susanville Forestry Fire Training Center in Susanville, CA. Staff conducted CPR but the firefighter died.

 

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    Prisoner collapses, dies during exercises

    6/10/2009 | Online Article

    A 35-year-old inmate convicted in San Joaquin County and training in prison to be a firefighter collapsed and died Tuesday during physical fitness exercises in Lassen County, a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman said.

    Emmitt Lamar McCaskel's cause of death is pending a coroner's report, corrections department spokeswoman Terry Thornton said. McCaskel was among a crew of 20 inmates training outside the California Correctional Center in Susanville when he died at 11:23 a.m. (More at the link.)

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