Mark Allan Haudenschild II


Firefighter Haudenschild was the driver and sole occupant of a tanker (tender) responding to a wildland fire. As Firefighter Haudenschild approached an intersection, he swerved and applied the brakes to avoid some traffic control posts in the roadway. The tanker began to roll and began to rotate before striking a utility pole. The vehicle continued to roll and struck a second utility pole. Firefighter Haudenschild was ejected from the vehicle. The apparatus water tank came off of the frame of the truck and landed on top of the Firefighter Haudenschild. Firefighter Haudenschild was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.
photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Mark Allan Haudenschild II 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.

Department information

Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department
1834 W Wallen RD
USNG: 16T FL 5369 5830
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46818

Chief: Brian Gillett

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Age: 26
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: November 11, 2012 20:24
Date of death: November 11, 2012
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Street/Road

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