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    Fort Rucker, Alabama Firefighter Killed

    Fort Rucker, Alabama Firefighter Killed

    Courtesy of WTVY News - Dothan, AL

    An investigation is underway into a Fort Rucker training mission that left one firefighter dead and another injured.

    Fort Rucker officials said the accident occurred when the men were run over by a fire truck during a routine training exercise at Fort Rucker's firefighter training facility.

    It happened around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday.

    Officials said the two men were helping to extinguish flames on a mock aircraft when their fire truck apparently slipped into gear and rolled forward onto them.

    31-year-old firefighter, Kerry G. Neis of Enterprise was killed and 51-year-old Paul W. Harrison of Coffee Springs suffered head and foot injuries -- he was treated and released from Flowers Hospital.

    Both firefighters are Department of the Army civilians who are assigned to Fort Rucker.

    The accident remains under investigation by the Army's Aviation Branch Safety Office.



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    Fort Rucker, Alabama Firefighter Dies in Training Accident

    Fort Rucker, Alabama Firefighter Dies in Training Accident
    Second Firefighter Also Injured

    Press Release
    US ARMY AVIATION CENTER


    FORT RUCKER, Ala

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    Neis, Kerry G.

    Age: 31
    Rank: Firefighter
    Status: Career
    Incident Date: 12/04/2002
    Incident Time: 18:45
    Death Date: 12/04/2002

    Cause of Death: Struck By/Contact with Object
    Nature of Death: Internal Trauma
    Emergency Duty: No
    Duty Type: Training
    Activity Type: Other
    Fixed Prop. Use: Outdoor Property

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Fort Rucker DPS-Fire and Emergency Services
    Bldg #5001 Andrews Ave.
    Fort Rucker, Alabama 36362
    Chief: Chief Kenneth Klein

    Initial Summary:
    Firefighter Neis was participating in a training incident related to extinguishing aircraft type fires when he was struck and killed by fire apparatus.
    Memorial Fund Info: Pending


    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application....cfm?p_id=1362

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