USFA: falling tree kills kentucky firefighter

USFA: falling tree kills kentucky firefighter

29 November 2016

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USA — The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Ted Rodney Collett, 41, of the Red Bird Volunteer Fire and Rescue on November 17, 2016.

Firefighter Collett suffered head and arm injuries on October 29th while working a wildland fire incident when a tree limb fell and struck him and the fire apparatus he was on. Firefighter Collett was airlifted to Pikeville Medical Center for treatment but succumbed to his injuries the evening of November 17th.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Collett at

To date, 76 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2016. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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

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