Russell H. Hayes, Firefighter

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On Oct. 3, Firefighter Russell Hayes, while driving a department truck, was on his way to have a pump inspected for annual certification. Hayes lost control of the vehicle, veered to the right side of the road, then overcorrected as he tried to get back, causing it to travel off the left side of the road and overturn. Hayes was air lifted to the Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO, where he later died from injuries sustained in the accident.

Department information

El Dorado Springs Volunteer Fire Department
135 W Spring St.
El Dorado Springs, Missouri 64744

Chief: Robert Floyd

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

Age: 62
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: October 3, 2018 08:55
Date of death: October 4, 2018
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Street/Road