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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatalities:
Name: Jeremy Bolick
Years of Service: 2
Name: Tommy Wright
Years of Service: <1
Date of Incident: 03/21/2010
Time of Incident: Pending
Date of Death: 03/21/2010
Fire Department: Blowing Rock Fire Department
Address: PO Box 570, 189 Park AVE, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Fire Department Chief: Dennis Bolick
Incident Description: Firefighters Bolick and Wright were returning home from fire department mandated training when the vehicle in which they were traveling was involved in a two vehicle collision. Both Bolick and Wright were killed and the cause of the accident is under investigation by the North Carolina State Police.
Incident Location: Pending
Funeral Arrangements: Pending
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Jeremy Bolick and Firefighter Tommy Wright at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/
To date, 17 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 16 from incidents that occurred in 2010 and 1 from a previous year incident. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @ http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats.shtm
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