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Created as a Committee of the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association, the Institute serves as an informal advisory panel of public safety leaders committed to reducing deaths and injuries to America's Emergency Responders. Click here to learn more...

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Virginia: Firefighter Struck by Backing Fire Apparatus

Monday, May 22, 2017
Tragic news out of Botetourt County, Virginia. Initial reports are that crews were
clearing a Route 220 scene late Friday when a piece of fire apparatus was backing up, and struck and killed a volunteer Firefighter in the Line of Duty.
 
Volunteer Firefighter Roger Johns, 63, of Eagle Rock was serving as a ground guide / backer when the truck backed into him. Johns later died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The driver of the truck was not injure

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