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    Florida Division Of Forestry Forest Ranger Died In A Single Vehicle Crash

    Florida Division Of Forestry Forest Ranger Died In A Single Vehicle Crash


    LAWRENCE E. SCOVOTTO, CAE
    Florida Fire Chiefs' Association

    Florida Division of Forestry Forest Ranger Edward 'Eddie' Peters died on March 3 in a single vehicle crash on State Road 24 in Rosewood. Peters was 40 and single.

    Peters was on his way to conduct a control burn when the brush patrol truck he was operating left the roadway, struck a culvert and flipped, trapping him under water. He was wearing his seatbelt.

    He first worked as a fire tower look out in the Cedar Key area starting in February, 1989. In August, 1991 Eddie became a wildland firefighter and stayed in the Levy County area. He was an avid sportsman and a highly admired wildland firefighter by his peers.

    A visitation was held Saturday, March 6 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home, 1301 North Young Blvd (Hwy 19), Chiefland, FL 32626.

    There will be a brief grave side Service held today at 3 p.m. at the Cedar Key Cemetery, Cedar Key.

    Fire and emergency service personnel desiring to take part in the procession to the Cedar Key Cemetery are asked to stage at the Robinson Seafood 'Fish House' just west of the DOF Cedar Key Fire Tower on State Road 24 no later then 1330 hours.

    Questions on services may be addressed to Gene Madden, Florida Division of Forestry's Division Safety Officer.



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    Peters, Edward 'Eddie'

    Age: 40
    Cause of Death: Struck By/Contact with Object
    Rank: Forest Ranger
    Nature of Death: Internal Trauma
    Status: Career
    Emergency Duty: No

    Incident Date: 03/03/2004
    Duty Type: Other
    Incident Time: 09:12
    Activity Type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
    Death Date: 03/03/2004
    Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Florida Division of Forestry
    3125 Conner Blvd.
    Tallahassee , Florida 32399-1650
    Chief: Ira Jolly

    Initial Summary:
    Forest Ranger Peters was killed on his way to conduct a controlled burn when the brush patrol truck he was operating left the roadway and overturned after hitting a culvert and coming to rest on its roof. He was wearing his seatbelt.



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

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