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Incident Name:
Date: 10/29/2089
Personnel: William H Schell, Sr
Age: 59
Agency/Organization:  Greenwood Township Volunteer Fire Department, Conneaut Lake,  PA
Position: firefighter

Summary: 

On October 29, 1989, William Schell, Sr, a Greenwood Township Volunteer Firefighter at Conneaut Lake, PA, died of a heart attack while battling a wildland fire. He was wearing full structural PPE.

 

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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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    A Conneaut Lake, PA, firefighter wearing full structural PPE died of a heart attack on October 29, 1989 while battling a wildland fire.
  • MTDC: 1993 - Components of Wildland Fire Personal Protective Equiipment (PPE)
  • United States Social Security Death Index: William H Schell, Sr.
  • USFA Memorial Database: William H Schell, Sr

 

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