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Incident Name:
Date:  6/29/1992
Personnel: Richard E Wilson
Age: 43
Agency/Organization:  Glenwood Springs Department of Emergency Services, Glenwood Springs CO
Position: firefighter

Summary: On 6/29/1992, Firefighter Wilson suffered a heart attack during the mop-up stage of a wildland fire and died. He was wearing full structural PPE.

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Glenwood Springs Fire Department, Glenwood Springs CO

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Reports, Documentation, Lessons Learned

  • Lessons Learned Center: Incident Database
  • 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 June 26, 1992, a Glenwood Springs, CO, firefighter died of a heart attack during the mop-up stage of a wildland fire. He was wearing full structural PPE.

  • MTDC: 1993 - Components of Wildland Fire Personal Protective Equiipment (PPE)
  • USFA Memorial Database: Richard Wilson
  • Richard's name and death date are included in the USFA Firefighter Fatality Retrospective Study, published April 2002 (2,888 K pdf)
  • US Social Security Death Index: Richard E Wilson

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