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Years of Service: <1
Date of Incident: 02/13/2012
Time of Incident: 0400hrs
Date of Death: 02/13/2012
Fire Department: Gore Volunteer Fire & Rescue
Address: PO Box 146, 7184 Northwestern PIKE, Gore, VA 22637
Fire Department Chief: Steve Holliday
Incident Description: Firefighter Whitacre passed away from injuries sustained when the apparatus he was riding in crashed. Freezing temperatures and hazardous road conditions caused by fire tanker operations were possible contributing factors to the accident. Investigation into the incident by local and state authorities continues.
Incident Location: U.S. 50 & Timber Ridge Rd, Bloomery, Hampshire, West Virginia 26711
Funeral Arrangements: Pending
To date, 11 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2012