New London (TX) Firefighter Dies After Being Injured in Apparatus Crash

Firefighter fatality

A New London (TX) firefighter has died after being injured last month in an apparatus crash.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, Firefighter M.V. Hudson, 86, was injured in a fire tender (tanker) crash on the evening of February 28th. Hudson and two other firefighters were responding to a grass fire when the apparatus left the right side of the roadway and rolled over, badly damaging the cab and injuring all three occupants. The three firefighters had to be extracted from the vehicle and were rushed to the hospital. Two firefighters were subsequently released, but Firefighter Hudson died while in the hospital on March 10, 2018.

 

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Texas Firefighter Dies After Falling Ill During Call

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A 58-year-old Texas firefighter has died after falling ill during an emergency response, according to a report from the U.S. Fire Administration.

On October 25, Lone Camp Fire Department Firefighter Larry O’Neil was responding to an emergency medical call in a fire department vehicle and had just arrived on-scene when fellow responders noticed that he had become ill. Firefighter O’Neil was removed from the vehicle, provided medical assistance, and transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to a nature and cause of injury still to be reported but thought to be cardiac-related.

O’Neil had 40 years of service.