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    Oklahoma Firefighter Collapses at Scene

    Oklahoma Firefighter Collapses at Scene


    Updated: 01-31-2005 05:32:33 PM
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    Firehouse.Com News

    The U.S. Fire Administration has received notice that a Brooken, Oklahoma Volunteer Fire Department member died in the line of duty January, 26.

    Firefighter Donald Conner, 74, was involved fighting a forest fire around noon. He was on a one-inch line and had returned to his brush-truck to reposition the apparatus when he collapsed. The cause of death is being investigated.

    The Brooken VFD is in Stigler, Oklahoma and led by Chief Frank Deshazo. Stigler is in the middle of the state near the Arkansas State line.

    Memorial Fund:

    C/o Brooken Volunteer Fire Department, 30021 S CR 4300, Stigler, OK 74462.

    http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...Id=39&id=38909

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    Conner, Donald

    Age: 74
    Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
    Rank: Firefighter
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Classification: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 01/26/2005
    Duty Type: On-Scene Fire
    Incident Time: 12:00
    Activity Type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
    Death Date: 01/26/2005
    Fixed Prop. Use: Outdoor Property

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Brooken Volunteer Fire Department
    30021 S. CR 4300
    Stigler , Oklahoma 74462
    Chief: Frank Deshazo

    Initial Summary:
    Firefighter Conner died from cause still to be determined while fighting a forest fire. Conner was on a one-inch line and had returned to his brush-truck to reposition the apparatus when he collapsed.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    C/o Brooken Volunteer Fire Department, 30021 S CR 4300, Stigler, OK 74462.

    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application...eath_year=2005

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