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    Blaze Claims Texas Bravest

    Blaze Claims Texas Bravest

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    Firehouse.com News

    Texas firefighter Scott Harshbarger died at the scene of a structure fire Sunday morning when the roof he was ventilating collapsed beneath him.

    Harshbarger, of the Scenic Loop Volunteer Fire Department, drove a pumper to the 10:10 a.m. incident.


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    Harsbarger, Kevin Scott

    Age: 36
    Rank: Firefighter/Secretary
    Status: Volunteer
    Incident Date: 09/24/2000
    Incident Time: 10:10
    Death Date: 09/24/2000

    Cause of Death: Caught or Trapped
    Nature of Death: Asphyxiation (includes drowning)
    Emergency Duty: Yes
    Duty Type: Fireground Operations
    Activity Type: Ventilation
    Fixed Prop. Use: Residential

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Scenic Loop Volunteer Fire Department
    Route #8
    Box 743
    Livingston, Texas 77351
    Chief: Donald W. Marlow, Jr.

    Final Summary:
    Firefighter/Secretary Harshbarger and members of his department responded to a structure fire in a residence. The fire was in the attic area. Firefighters made an attempt at an interior attack but were forced from the building by extreme heat and smoke. The order was given to open the roof for ventilation. Firefighter/Secretary Harshbarger and another firefighter went to the roof of the structure to cut a hole. As the hole was being cut, Firefighter/Secretary Harshbarger fell through the roof into the main body of fire. Firefighter/Secretary Harshbarger was not wearing an SCBA. The cause of his death was listed as smoke and soot inhalation.


    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application...l.cfm?p_id=756

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