Taylor, Glyn Allen

Age: 43
Cause of Death: Struck By
Rank: Firefighter
Nature of Death: Trauma
Classification: Volunteer
Emergency Duty: No

Incident Date: 12/29/2003
Duty Type: Training
Incident Time: 19:30
Activity Type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
Death Date: 12/29/2003
Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

Fire Dept. Info:
Jeff Davis Parish Fire District No. 3/Woodlawn Vol
20487 Hwy 101
Iowa , Louisiana 70647
Chief: Irvin J. Dupuy, Jr.

Final Summary:
Firefighter Taylor was the driver of a brush truck returning to quarters from training. His apparatus was the last truck in a 5-vehicle group of fire apparatus on the roadway. A battery cover fell off of the lead truck and the 5 trucks pulled to the side of the roadway. It was dark at the time so the vehicle headlights were on. No warning lights were activated. A number of firefighters dismounted their apparatus. One firefighter was detailed to pick up the cover and it was decided that the other 4 trucks would leave and wait for the 5th truck at a rest stop ahead. As firefighters prepared to board their apparatus, Firefighter Taylor stepped into the path of an oncoming car. The left front bumper of the car struck firefighter Taylor and he was propelled over the top of the car. Firefighter Taylor fell into the roadway and was struck by a second vehicle. Firefighters immediately went to assist Firefighter Taylor. He was transported to the hospital but died of his injuries. The cause of death was listed as multiple trauma. Firefighter Taylor was not wearing any form of retroreflective materials and the apparatus headlights might have blinded the oncoming drivers.

Memorial Fund Info:
In memory of Firefighter Glyn Allen Taylor, C/o Jeff Davis Parish Fire District No. 3/Woodlawn Volunteer Fire Department, 20487 Hwy 101, Iowa, LA 70647