Veteran Fire Corps Crewmember Dies After Medical Emergency

Veteran Fire Corps Crewmember Ian Haxton suffered a medical emergency and collapsed 200 yards from the finish line while participating in the Wildland Firefighter Work Capacity Test. He was 31.

Medical care was immediately rendered by local emergency medical responders who had been staged on-site for the test. Crewmember Haxton was transported to an Advanced Care Facility where he passed away from a nature and cause of injury still to be determined. At the time of the fatal incident, Haxton was serving at the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge in Sasabe, Arizona, preparing for a series of prescribed burns scheduled to take place at the Refuge.  

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