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FL Firefighter Killed Working at Crash Scene

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An Escambia County (FL) firefighter has been killed after being struck while working at the scene of a fatal crash in Alabama, according to reports.

WSFA reported that the first crash happened Wednesday morning on the Alabama-Florida state line.

While working the scene of the original crash, Lt. Joe Piggott told reporters that several other vehicles crashed into the scene and a firefighter was struck. 

According to WALA, the firefighter has been identified as Dwain S. Bradshaw, 41, the Volunteer District Chief at Escambia County Fire Rescue Station #1 in Bellview and Assistant District Chief at Station #2 in Beulah.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration report, on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at approximately 0350hrs, Assistant District Chief Dwain S. Bradshaw of the Beulah Fire Station of Escambia County Fire Rescue responded to a fatal motorcycle accident.  While at the scene, he was struck by an 18-wheeler log truck.  Chief Bradshaw was immediately airlifted to the Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, where he passed away.  Chief Bradshaw also served as the District Chief of the Escambia County Fire Rescue Station #1 in the community of Bellview.

Last month was a difficult month for firefighters around the U.S., with a number of fatalities resulting from firefighters operating on roadways being struck, including a Louise (TX) firefighter killed while inspecting tires.

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