Rickie K. Halcomb

Firefighter/Paramedic Halcomb was assigned to Dayton Medic 11 and, on June 6, 2000, responded with other crews to I-75 Southbound at State Route 35 for an accident with a person trapped. After nasally intubating the patient and while assisting crews with patient removal from the wreckage, Halcomb was exposed to the Hepatitis-C virus from the blood at the scene. Firefighter Halcomb suffered the adverse effects of the disease process until he passed away on March 21, 2014.Incident Location: I-75 at State Route 35, Dayton, OH (U.S. National Grid: 16S GK 3942 0350)

Department Information

Dayton Fire Department
300 North Main Street
U.S. National Grid: 16S GK 4048 0526
Dayton, Ohio 45402

Chief: Jeff Payne

Rickie K. Halcomb was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 56 
Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic 
Classification: Career 
Incident date: Jun 6, 2000 05:52
Date of death: Mar 21, 2014 
Cause of death: Exposure 
Nature of death: Other 
Activity type: Extrication 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire 
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