[cifnmedia] Fw: Notice of Firefighter Fatality - Jackson, MI

  • From: "hollywoodfire822@xxxxxxxx" <hollywoodfire822@xxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 13:01:12 GMT

9-11-01:Never forget our fallen brother firefighters

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This is a message from the Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Fire 
You may submit your comments or request additional information, by contacting 
through our web site at: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/applications/feedback/
The U.S. Fire Administration has received notice of the following
firefighter fatality:

Name: Scott Thornton
Rank: Captain
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Classification: Career (Combination Dept.)
Years of Service: 19 years
Date of Incident: 01/20/05
Time of Incident: 0730hrs
Date of Death: 01/20/05

Fire Department Name: Summit Township Fire Department
Fire Department Address: 2121 Ferguson Road, Jackson, Michigan  49203-5505
Fire Department Phone: (517) 788-4115,  ext. 239
Fire Department Chief: Mike Hendges

Cause of Death: Pending

Incident Description: Captain Thornton was fighting a residential
fire when his self contained breathing apparatus began to run out of air.
He became disoriented and then became entrapped, causing him to issue a
Mayday call.  He was found on the second floor of the structure and
transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Captain Thornton at:
To date, 4 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2005. 

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