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    Alabama Firefighter Killed Leaving Station

    Alabama Firefighter Killed Leaving Station

    Firehouse.Com News

    Firefighter Paul Husband, a four-year veteran of the Mobile, Alabama Fire-Rescue Department, died Wednesday when he fell under the wheels of a fire truck.

    Husband, 33, was stationed with the M.S. Tapia fire station. The crew of Ladder Truck 5 was leaving the station at approximately 6:12 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, dispatched to an accident with injuries and a possible trapped victim.

    Husband attempted to board the cab, slipped and fell under the wheels of the truck.

    He was transported to Providence Hospital by Mobile Fire-Rescue Unit 18 and pronounced dead. The accident is under investigation by the Mobile Police Department and the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department.

    According to department PIO R. Steve Huffman, Husband graduated from the fire department's academy in October 1995. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was in the Marine Corps Reserve.

    Husband leaves behind a wife and nine-year-old son, Paul Jr.

    The last LODD in the Mobile department was in 1971 when three were recorded.

    Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, Oct. 2 with a wake from 9 to 10 a.m. and memorial service at 11 a.m. at the St. Paul AME Church, 1255 Montrose Street in Mobile.

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    Husband, Paul Antonio Lyndell

    Age: 33
    Rank: Firefighter
    Status: Career
    Incident Date: 09/27/2000
    Incident Time: 18:12
    Death Date: 09/27/2000

    Cause of Death: Struck By/Contact with Object
    Nature of Death: Internal Trauma
    Emergency Duty: Yes
    Duty Type: Responding/Returning from Alarm
    Activity Type: Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
    Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

    Fire Dept. Info:
    City of Mobile Fire-Rescue Department
    701 St. Francis Street
    Mobile, Alabama 36602
    Chief: Stephen A. Dean

    Final Summary:
    Firefighter Husband and members of his ladder company were dispatched to provide vehicle extrication services at a motor vehicle accident with injuries. As the ladder apparatus was leaving the station to respond to the emergency, Firefighter Husband attempted to board the apparatus. Firefighter Husband chased the apparatus on foot as it crossed two lanes of traffic and made a left turn. He had a hold of a handle near the cab on the driver

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    Could someone provide some answers here. Why was this man chasing the truck? Is this common? Imagine how his brothers must have felt.

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