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Incident Name: The Dalles
Date: 6/5/2004
Personnel: Lawrence Hoffman
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Agency/Organization: Oregon Department of Forestry
Position: firefighter, Protection Unit Supervisor

Summary:  Protection Unit Supervisor Hoffman was completing the most arduous version of the annual recertification work capacity "pack" test. The test requires a hike of 3 miles with a 45-pound pack in less than 45 minutes. About two-thirds of the way through the test, Protection Unit Supervisor Hoffman collapsed. Other firefighters taking the test and on standby for the test provided immediate medical assistance. Protection Unit Supervisor Hoffman was transported to the hospital but still succumbed to the cardiac-related illness.

 

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