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Incident Name:  Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge Work Capacity Test Fatality
Date:  6/6/2015, 0800 hrs
Personnel:  Ian Haxton
Age:  31
Agency/Organization:  Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, Sasabe Arizona
Position: Veteran Fire Corps crewmember

Summary:  At approximately 0800 hours on June 6, 2015, Ian Haxton, a 31 year old Student Conservation Association (SCA) employee, Veteran Fire Corps crewmember, collapsed 200 yards from the finish line while participating in the Wildland Firefighter Work Capacity Test. Medical care was immediately rendered by on-site, local EMS including the utilization of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The individual was loaded in the Ambulance, which had been staged on-site for the test, within 5 minutes of his collapse and transported to an Advanced Care Facility. The cause of death has not yet been determined.

At the time of the fatal incident, Haxton was serving at the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge in Sasabe, AZ, preparing for a series of prescribed burns scheduled to take place at the Refuge. Incident Location: Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge in Sasabe, AZ

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General Location: Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, Sasabe AZ (U.S. National Grid: 12R VV 48 90)

 

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