John Wayne Randle, Firefighter

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At 0450hrs, January 1, 2018, the Wamego Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire. Upon completion of the call and after returning to the station, Firefighter John Randle sustained a life threatening injury from a fall while returning fire apparatus to service. Firefighter Randle, was air lifted from Wamego Health Center to Stormont Vail Hospital where on January 2, 2018, Firefighter Randle succumbed to his injuries.

Incident Location: 514 Plum St POB 86, Wamego, KS 66547-0086 (U.S. National Grid: 14S QJ 3345 4280)

Department information

Wamego City Fire Department
514 Plum St POB 86
U.S. National Grid: 14S QJ 3345 4280
Wamego, Kansas 66547-0086

Chief: Phil Stultz

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 68
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: January 1, 2018 04:50
Date of death: January 2, 2018
Cause of death: Fall
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Returning
Fixed property use: Store/Office
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