Report Examines MD Firefighter's Death During Search

A recently released federal report examines the circumstances that led to the death of a volunteer firefighter during a dynamic fire event at a structure fire in Baltimore County, Maryland. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released the report Monday as part of their Firefighter Fatality Investigation program. It described the death of Lutherville (MD) Volunteer Fire Company Firefighter Mark Falkenhan, a 43-year-old father of two, who became trapped by a flashover while conducting a search of a burning building last January. Falkenhan and another firefighter were conducting a search of a third-floor apartment above the fire, which had started on the first ...

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