Wisconsin Firefighter Dies of Medical Event

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Terrance “Terry” Edward Shafer, 62, of the Spring Valley Fire Department on February 25, 2017.

Firefighter Shafer responded with other members of his department to a motor vehicle crash incident. Soon after departing, they were advised to cancel and returned to the station. Later that evening, Shafer fell ill at a family cabin in Minnesota. Firefighter Shafer was treated and transported by EMS to a hospital in Melrose, MN, but passed away early the following morning from a nature and cause of fatal injury to be determined.   

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Shafer at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 16 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2017.  Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Wisconsin Firefighter Dies After Being Struck at Scene

A Wisconsin firefighter has died after being struck while operating at an accident scene on December 11.

Endeavor Moundville Firefighter Lawrence “Larry” W. Millard was struck by a passing vehicle as he was directing traffic while the department was on the scene of a motor vehicle crash on U.S. I-39 at mile post 99.5 in Marquette County. Firefighter Millard was rushed by ambulance to a hospital in Portage then flown to the University of Wisconsin Trauma Center in Madison, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Millard had 34 years of service.

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