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    Mississippi Firefighter Dies While Responding To A Woods Fire

    Mississippi Firefighter Dies While Responding To A Woods Fire


    MARIA WAICKOWSKI
    Firehouse.Com News

    Terri Eiland, 40, a volunteer firefighter at Forts Lake-Franklin Creek Fire Department in Mississippi, died while responding to a wildland fire. She was driving a rescue brush truck with another female firefighter when the accident occurred Sunday.


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    Eiland, Terri

    Age: 40
    Cause of Death: Struck By/Contact with Object
    Rank: Firefighter
    Nature of Death: Internal Trauma
    Status: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 03/21/2004
    Duty Type: Responding/Returning from Alarm
    Incident Time: 18:00
    Activity Type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
    Death Date: 03/21/2004
    Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Forts Lake/Franklin Creek Volunteer Fire Departmen
    10701 Forts Lake Rd.
    Moss Point , Mississippi 39562
    Chief: Donald Ray Clark

    Initial Summary:
    Firefighter Eiland was operating a rescue truck (Ford F350) and responding to a reported brush fire when while enroute the appartus left the roadway due to a cause still to be determined and rolled over several times. Eiland died of injuries recieved and a passenger in the vehicle was treated and released from the hospital. Both occupants were wearing their seat belts.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    C/o Forts Lake/Franklin Creek Volunteer Fire Department, 10701 Forts Lake Rd., Moss Point, MS 39562


    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application...eath_year=2004

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