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    Wake Firefighter Killed in Line of Duty

    Wake Firefighter Killed in Line of Duty

    By Eyewitness News
    (07/14/05 - KNIGHTDALE)

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    Wake Firefighter to be Buried Saturday

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    (07/15/05 - KNIGHTDALE)

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    Family, friends, and firefighters celebrate the life of Todd Blanchard

    7/17/2005 10:30 AM
    By: Mitch Kokai & Web Staff

    (RALEIGH) -- Firefighters across the state helped friends and family celebrate the life of Todd Blanchard on Saturday. The Wake County firefighter died in the line of duty.

    Some of the firefighters who filled the Raleigh church knew Todd Blanchard, like Wendell Fire Chief Tom Vaughan.

    Vaughan said,

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    Fiancee Mourns Loss Of Firefighter Killed In Line Of Duty

    POSTED: 10:07 am EDT July 14, 2005
    UPDATED: 6:45 pm EDT July 14, 2005

    RALEIGH, N.C. -- An Eastern Wake firefighter who died in the line of duty early Thursday morning is being remembered by his fellow firefighters and fianc

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    Blanchard, Todd A.

    Age: 31
    Cause of Death: Struck By
    Rank: Firefighter
    Nature of Death: Trauma
    Classification: Career
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 07/14/2005
    Duty Type: On-Scene Fire
    Incident Time: 01:45
    Activity Type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
    Death Date: 07/14/2005
    Fixed Prop. Use: Outdoor Property

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Eastern Wake Fire and Rescue
    4828 Clifton Road
    Knightdale , North Carolina 27545
    Chief: George Gupton

    Initial Summary:
    Operating at a tree fire (struck by lightning), a large branch fell from the tree and struck Firefighter Blanchard in the head. Medical aid was rendered on the scene and Blanchard was transported to the hospital where a short time later he died.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    In memory of Firefighter Todd A. Blanchard, C/o Eastern Wake Fire and Rescue, 4828 Clifton Road, Knightdale, NC 27545

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

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