Richard “Andy” Loller, Jr., Firefighter

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Firefighter Loller was deployed as a part of a strike team to fight a wildland fire in the Davis Mountains in West Texas.  Firefighter Loller became ill while clearing out hot spots.  He told other firefighters that he was not feeling well.  He was treated by other firefighters and flown by medical helicopter to a local hospital where he was stabilized.  During a flight to a regional hospital by medical aircraft, he died.  His death was cardiac-related.

Department information

Weatherford Fire Department
122 S. Alamo
Weatherford, Texas 76086

Chief: Paul Rust

Richard “Andy” Loller, Jr. 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: 42
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: June 10, 2018 11:30
Date of death: June 10, 2018
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property