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Incident Name: grass fire
Date: 11/4/1987
Personnel: Kevin E Prichard
Age: 21
Agency/Organization: Butler County Fire District #8 Douglass, Kansas
Position: firefighter

Summary: Firefighter Kevin Prichard was riding on left front extended bumper of a brush engine and using booster hose on a pasture fire. The truck hit a bump. He was bounced off and run over. He did not survive.

 

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Butler County Fire District #8 Douglass, KS, about a mile south of town

HCA Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS

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  • Record from the National Wildfire Coordinating Group's list of Historical Wildland Firefighter Fatalities 1910-1996
    • Date: 1987
    • Fire Name/Location: Douglas, KS, Butler Vol FD
    • Fatalities: 1
    • Agency: PVT.
    • Fire Behavior: Grass fire
    • Remarks: Fell from extended bumper area of brush vehicle and crushed by wheels.
  • Kevin Prichard named as fallen

    Kevin Prichard named as fallen Kevin Prichard named as fallen

 

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