Roger Dale Johns, Firefighter

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Firefighter Johns and other firefighters were working at the scene of a motor vehicle crash. Firefighter Johns was acting as a spotter as an engine was repositioned. Firefighter Johns was struck by the apparatus and received fatal traumatic injuries.

Incident Location: Route 220 at Catawba Creek Road (U.S. National Grid: 17S PB 0305 6046)

Department information

Eagle Rock Volunteer Fire and Rescue – Botetourt County
205 North Roanoke Street, Suite 1
U.S. National Grid: 17S NB 9926 5105
Fincastle, Virginia 24090

Chief: Matthew Britt

Roger Dale Johns 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: 63
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: May 19, 2017 15:10
Date of death: May 19, 2017
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Incident Command
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Street/Road