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Incident Name:  a 160 acre fire begun by a train near Mosier, Oregon
Date: 8/12/1988
Personnel: Lewis "Bud" Mohr
Age: 60
Agency/Organization:  Pine Grove Rural Fire Department
Position: firefighter

Summary: Bud Mohr, from Hood River was fighting a fire begun by sparks from a train near Mosier, OR when he collapsed and died from an apparent heart attack. CPR was immediately provided but was unsuccessful in saving Bud's life.

 

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Pine Grove Rural Fire Department merged with Odell Fire Department

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Reports, Documentation, Lessons Learned

  • Announcement of Lewis "Bud" Mohr's death
announcement of Bud Mohr's death announcement of Bud Mohr's death
  • 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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    Hood River, OR, Firefighter Bud Mohr died of a heart attack while fighting a brush fire on August 12, 1988. A firefighter who was there with him testified that he was wearing structural PPE.
  • MTDC: 1993 - Components of Wildland Fire Personal Protective Equiipment (PPE)

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Bud Mohr - Oregon Memorial Bud Mohr - Oregon Memorial

 

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