Saturday, April 16, 2011

Prince William County (VA) Fire Rescue Kyle Wilson LODD Report-Remembrance and Learnings

Prince William County (VA) Fire Rescue Kyle Wilson LODD Report-Remembrance and Learnings


The Prince William County (VA) Department of Fire and Rescue published a comprehensive line of duty death report for Technician I Kyle R. Wilson on Saturday, January 26, 2008. Have your read it?

Technician I Wilson was the first line of duty death in the Department’s 41-year history. The Department shared the LODD Investigative Report to honor Kyle, and in an effort to reduce and prevent firefighter line of duty deaths at the local, region, state, and national levels.

Technician Kyle Robert Wilson was 24-years old and was born in Olney, Maryland. He grew up in Prince William County and graduated from Hylton High School and George Mason University. He was an avid baseball and softball player. Technician Wilson joined the Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue on January 23, 2006.

Technician Kyle Wilson died in the line of duty on April 16, 2007 while performing search and rescue operations at a house fire on Marsh Overlook Drive, located in the Woodbridge area of Prince William County.

On that day, Technician Wilson was part of the firefighter staffing on Tower 512 which responded to the house fire that was dispatched at 0603 hours. The Prince William County area was under a high wind advisory as a nor’eastern storm moved through the area. Sustained winds of 25 mph with gusts up to 48 mph were prevalent in the area at the time of the fire dispatch to Marsh Overlook Drive.

Take some time.....
  • Have you read this report and the lessons learned and the areas for improvement this department undertook/ If not, you should place this on your radar screen.
  • Look at the NIOSH Report, HERE
  • NIST Wind Driven Fires, HERE
  • Complete expanded article and refererence links at CommandSafety.com, HERE
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