Walter Wagaman, Assistant Chief

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On Friday, August 2, 2019, Assistant Chief Walter Wagaman was responding to an emergency as a passenger in an apparatus when he was ejected from it.  Wagaman was treated by emergency personnel at the scene and was immediately flown to the York Trauma Center where, on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, he passed away from the injuries he sustained from the accident.

Department information

Buchanan Valley Volunteer Fire Department
1180 Buchanan Valley Road
Orrtanna, Pennsylvania 17353

Chief: Michael Spielman

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

Age: 46
Rank: Assistant Chief
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: August 2, 2019
Date of death: August 14, 2019
Cause of death: Fall
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Street/Road