USFA: Nebraska On-Duty Death

Firefighter collapsed after grass fire

 

 

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/EMT Donald “Donny” Lepper, 46, of the Indianola Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad on February 23, 2020.

On the morning of Sunday, February 23, 2020, after returning home from a grass fire, Firefighter/EMT Donald “Donny” Lepper collapsed. He was immediately taken to the Community Hospital of McCook, where he was pronounced deceased.

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

To date, 13 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2020. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html

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

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Firefighter collapsed after grass fire     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/EMT Donald “Donny” Lepper, 46, of the Indianola Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad on February 23, 2020. On the morning of Sunday, February 23, 2020, after returning home from a grass fire, Firefighter/EMT […]

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