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Friday, July 10, 2009

Line of Duty Death, Firefighter Johnson

Johnson, Robert

Cause of Death: Fall

Age: 75

Firefighter Johnson passed away from a head injury he received from a fall while retrieving SCBA from fire apparatus during a fire safety demonstration at the Pine Grove Nursery School in Mahopac. The fire department reported that the cause of the fall is unknown; Johnson went around to the far side of the apparatus to get the air-pack and, when he did not return, was discovered by other firefighters unconscious on the ground. Firefighter Johnson was treated on-scene and transported to the hospital. However, he never regained consciousness and succumbed to his injury approximately nine months later. Incident Location: Pine Grove Nursery School, 85 Myrtle Ave, Mahopac (USNG: 18T XL 03651 80101)
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