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    Nevada Firefighter Collapses in Station

    Nevada Firefighter Collapses in Station
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    Updated: 08-11-2006 09:38:01 AM News

    A firefighter from Las Vegas collapsed and died Aug. 8 during a physical training exercise at his station.

    Richard Washington Jr., 49, a career firefighter with the Clark County Fire Dept., was treated by fellow personnel at his station, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

    However, Washington was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at a local hospital.

    Funeral Information

    Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 11 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7670 S. Bruce Street, Las Vegas, Nev.

    Funeral service will be held Saturday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Church.

    Interment immediately following at Davis Memorial Park, 6200 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, Nev.

    The family requests donations be made in the memory of Richard to the Make A Wish Foundation.

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    Washington Jr., Richard

    Age: 49
    Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
    Rank: Firefighter
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Classification: Career
    Emergency Duty: No

    Incident Date: 08/08/2006
    Duty Type: Training
    Incident Time: 09:45
    Activity Type: Fitness Activity
    Death Date: 08/08/2006

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    Fire Dept. Info:
    Clark County Fire Department
    575 E. Flamingo Rd.
    Las Vegas , Nevada 89119
    Chief: Steve Smith

    Initial Summary:
    Firefighter Washington suffered an apparent heart attack this morning while on duty and a performing fitness training activity. Fire department personnel at Station 16 began immediate care for Fire Fighter Washington; he was then transported to UMC Hospital where he died a short time later.

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