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Incident Name:
Date: 4/23/1995
Personnel: Earl McNiel, Jr
Age: 
Agency/Organization:Princess Anne Volunteer Fire Department, Marion, MD
Position: firefighter

Summary: On April 23, Lieutenant Earl McNeil, Jr., of the Princess Anne Volunteer Fire Department died of a heart attack after fighting a brush fire. He was wearing structural protective clothing.

 

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  • 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."

    6.1 East Coast Fatalities

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    On April 23, 1995, Lieutenant Earl McNeil of the Princess Anne, MD, VFD died of a heart attack while fighting a brush fire. He was wearing structural protective clothing.

  • MTDC: 1993 - Components of Wildland Fire Personal Protective Equiipment (PPE)

 

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