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Roland Waters

Recruit/Probationary Firefighter

Firefighter Waters was engaged in exterior suppression directing a 2 1/2 line through the basement windows of the structure. Without warning, the dwelling collapsed, trapping Waters and five other firefighters.
photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Roland Waters was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Department information

Detroit Fire Department
Detroit, Michigan

Age: 27
Rank: Recruit/Probationary Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: June 14, 1992
Date of death: June 15, 1992
Cause of fatal injury: Struck By
Nature of fatal injury: Asphyxiation
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: On-Scene Fire

Last updated: March 27, 2018