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    L.A. County Fire Capt. Killed In Crash

    L.A. County Fire Capt. Killed In Crash


    HEATHER CASPI
    Firehouse.Com News

    The Los Angeles County Fire Department lost a captain in the line of duty Tuesday when Fire Captain Daniel Elkins was involved in a single-vehicle accident.

    Elkins, 47, was leaving the Pine Incident brushfire in the Lake Hughes area when he was involved in the accident, according to a fire department media advisory. He was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

    Elkins was a 20-year member of the department who lived in the Quartz Hill area of Los Angeles County, and is survived by his wife and two adult children.

    According to the L.A. Daily News, Elkins had just finished an 18-hour shift and was driving home at about 8 a.m. when his pickup drifted onto the dirt shoulder, flipped several times and landed several hundred feet from the road. The newspaper reported that investigators believe Elkins may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

    The LACoFD did not confirm this information, saying the incident is under investigation and that additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

    Funeral Information:
    A flag ceremony will take place on Friday, July 16, 2004, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at:

    Los Angeles County Fire Department
    Fire Station 117
    44851 30th Street East
    Lancaster, CA 93535-1338
    (661) 946-0471


    A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 19, 2004, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at:
    Lancaster Baptist Church
    4020 East Lancaster Boulevard
    Lancaster, CA
    (661) 946-4663


    Supervisors, please notify off-duty personnel of above change who are planning to attend service.

    Interment will follow.

    http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...Id=39&id=32825

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    Elkins, Daniel E

    Age: 47
    Cause of Death: Struck By/Contact with Object
    Rank: Captain
    Nature of Death: Internal Trauma
    Status: Career
    Emergency Duty: No

    Incident Date: 07/13/2004
    Duty Type: Responding/Returning from Alarm
    Incident Time: 08:00
    Activity Type: Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
    Death Date: 07/13/2004
    Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Los Angeles County Fire Department
    1320 North Eastern Ave.
    Los Angeles , California 90063
    Chief: P. Michael Freeman

    Initial Summary:
    Captain Elkins died from injuries received when his privately owned vehicle left the roadway and rolled several times as he was leaving the Pine Incident brushfire in the Lake Hughes area of Southern California.

    Funeral Arrangements:
    07/19/2004 @ 1100hrs, Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 East Ave. I, Lancaster, CA 93535. (Any questions Contact Inspector Mike McCormick, mmccormi@lacofd.org)

    Memorial Fund Info:
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Christian Church ((661)945-7902), A Future Worth Building, 3131 West Ave. J, Lancaster, CA 93536, in memory of Dan Elkins.



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

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