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Eugene Ottonello

Officer Ottonello died due to an asthma attack at a prescribed burn. Respiratory arrest led to heart failure. Crews initiated CPR, but to no avail.

Department Information

Bureau of Land Management
50 Bastian Road
Battle Mountain, Nevada 89820

Chief: Dave Davis, Fire Mgt. Officer

Eugene Ottonello was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 47 
Rank: Ass't Fire Manager Office 
Classification: Career 
Incident date: Nov 13, 1997 
Date of death: Nov 13, 1997 
Cause of death: Exposure 
Nature of death: Asphyxiation 
Activity type:  
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty 
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property