Dwain Hudson, Firefighter

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On April 17, 2019, Argyle Volunteer Fire Department was called to an active wildland fire that was endangering structures. While responding as a passenger in the department’s compressed air foam truck, Firefighter Dwain Hudson experienced a medical emergency. Firefighters and EMS personnel immediately provided emergency medical aid to Hudson. He was transported to Custer Regional Hospital where resuscitation efforts continued but were not successful. Hudson was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Incident Location: 9 miles south of Jewel Cave, Custer, South Dakota

Department information

Argyle Volunteer Fire Department
12000 Mountain Lion Lane
Custer, South Dakota 57747

Chief: Mike Sand

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

Age: 73
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: April 17, 2019 12:36
Date of death: April 17, 2019
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property