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    LODD California Captain Killed, Electrocuted by Power Line at House Fire

    California Captain Killed, Electrocuted by Power Line at House Fire

    Updated: 02-13-2005 11:34:54 PM
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    LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) -- A captain with the Santa Clara County Fire Department died early Sunday after being electrocuted by a power line at the scene of a house fire.

    Capt. Mark McCormack's on-duty death was the first in the department's 58-year history, according to a statement.

    Firefighters were called to the scene at about 2:20 a.m. Sunday. Six residents were at home and escaped uninjured, fire officials said.

    As McCormack helped fight the blaze, he touched a live electrical wire. He was treated at the scene and pronounced dead a short time later at an area hospital.

    The fire department, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are investigating the cause of the blaze and McCormack's death.

    McCormack, 36, had been with the department since June 1999. He was promoted to captain in December 2004.

    Santa Clara Fire Department link
    http://www.sccfd.org/

    http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...Id=39&id=39300

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    LODD Capt. Mark McCormack. Santa Clara FD 02-13-05

    Capt. Mark McCormack. Santa Clara Fire Department
    Pray for Brother Mark and Family.

    http://www.sccfd.org/mccormack.html

    Contact Person: Tom Walsh, Senior Deputy Fire Marshal
    Office 408.341.4439 Cellular 408.656.9491

    Fallen Firefighter
    Mark F. McCormack

    Santa Clara County Fire Department continues to mourn the loss of Fire Captain Mark McCormack who came in contact with an energized electrical wire while fighting a four-alarm structure fire early Sunday morning at 15700 Blossom Hill Road in Los Gatos.

    This is the first line of duty death in the 58 year history of the Santa Clara County Fire Department.

    Captain McCormack

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    Funeral Update Information

    Captain Mark F. McCormack
    August 22, 1968 ~ February 13, 2005
    Memorial Service for Fire Captain Mark F. McCormack
    Saturday, February 19, 2005 @ 1:30pm
    HP Pavilion (click for map)
    525 W. Santa Clara Street
    San Jose, CA 95113

    Specific details related to the memorial service, including RSVP information for other fire departments who wish to participate in the memorial service, will be distributed to media outlets and posted on the County Fire website, www.sccfd.org in the evening of 2/16/05.

    General information is available to citizens by calling the Information Hotline @408.378.4279. The hotline is staffed M-F 8:00-5:00 p.m. PST

    In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to:

    Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation
    Bank of the West *

    In Memory of Mark F. McCormack
    Mark F. McCormack Memorial Fund

    665 3rd Street, Suite #345
    Account #017-012-286

    San Francisco, CA 94107
    2395 Winchester Blvd.

    Campbell, CA 95008

    http://www.sccfd.org/mccormack.html

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    Update Funeral Info

    Captain Mark F. McCormack
    August 22, 1968 ~ February 13, 2005
    Memorial Services Scheduled for Fallen Firefighter Mark F. McCormack

    A Full Honors Procession and Memorial will be held for fallen Santa Clara County Fire Captain Mark F. McCormack, who was tragically killed Sunday, February 13, 2005, when he came into contact with an energized electrical wire while fighting a four-alarm house fire in Los Gatos. Public Safety Officers and emergency responders throughout the region and state are expected to attend.

    Memorial Service for Fire Captain Mark F. McCormack
    Saturday, February 19, 2005 @ 1:30pm
    HP Pavilion (click for map)
    http://www.hppsj.com/hppsj/directions/directions2.htm
    525 W. Santa Clara Street
    San Jose, CA 95113

    Fire Departments, Law Enforcement, EMS and Elected Officials who wish to attend the memorial service are requested to RSVP using the links below.

    Fire Agency Apparatus RSVP for Memorial Procession
    http://www.sccfd.org/mccormack_rsvp.html

    Elected/Appointed Official RSVP
    http://www.sccfd.org/mccormack_official.html

    Fire/Law Enforcement/EMS Personnel RSVP
    http://www.sccfd.org/mccormack_lea.html

    Community residents are welcome to attend the Memorial Service. Please arrive and be seated by 12:30pm.
    Parking is very limited and use of public transportation to the HP Pavilion is encouraged. Click here for Public Transportation and Directions
    http://www.hppsj.com/hppsj/directions/

    General information, including hotels offering special rates, is available by calling the Information Hotline @ 408.378.4279. The hotline is staffed M-F 8:00-5:00 p.m. PST.

    All media should park in parking lot D (click for map). Parking lot D is located on W. Santa Clara Street.http://www.hppsj.com/hppsj/directions/ Upon arrival, media are requested to check-in at designated check point at 10:00 a.m. to receive complete media packet. Procession scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.

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    Captain McCormack's services

    Fortuna Fire Department, in Humboldt County,will not be able to attend Captain McCormack's service. Our hearts go out to our fallen brother's family, friends and fellow firefighters. Please accept our deepest condolences.

    Frank Hizer
    Chief
    Fortuna Fire

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