Wyoming Fire Chief Dies Following Emergency Operations

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Fire Chief Paul Murdoch, 53, of the Greybull Volunteer Fire Department on February 16, 2017.

Fire Chief Murdoch was found unresponsive at his home after spending the day working emergency operations related to ice abatement on the Bighorn River. The nature and cause of fatal injury are still to be determined.

Tribute is being paid to Fire Chief Murdoch at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 11 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.

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