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Bruce Lang

Training Officer

On Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, after being paged to respond, Training Officer Bruce Lang arrived in his privately owned vehicle at the scene of an individual driving an ATV that had fallen through the ice of a lake. While attempting to rescue the victim, the vehicle that Training Officer Lang was in also broke through the ice. The initial victim was rescued by fellow firefighters; however, Training Officer Lang did not survive.

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Department information

Pine Haven Volunteer Fire Department
24 Waters DR
Pine Haven, Wyoming 82721

Chief: TJ Gideon

Age: 68
Rank: Training Officer
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: December 15, 2022 9:05 p.m.
Date of death: December 15, 2022
Cause of fatal injury: Out of Air
Nature of fatal injury: Drowning
Activity type: Search and Rescue
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

Last updated: December 21, 2022