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Date: 7/31/2004, 1513 hrs
Personnel: George Raber
Age: 69
Agency/Organization: Hebron Fire Protection District, ND
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Summary: Crew Chief Raber was operating a 2,500-gallon water tanker at the scene of a wildland fire. A hay bailer had started the fire. This was the second time that firefighters had responded to the scene that day. When the engine running the pump on the apparatus stopped operating, Crew Chief Raber stopped the truck and set the parking brake. As he exited the truck, Crew Chief Raber fell to the ground and did not get up. A farmer on the scene witnessed the fall, and firefighters immediately came to Crew Chief Raber's assistance. Crew Chief Raber was transported by ambulance to the hospital. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. The death was due to a heart attack.

 

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Hebron Fire Protection District, 717 Summit Avenue, Hebron, ND 58638

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