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Dwain Sterling Bradshaw

Assistant District Chief

Assistant District Chief Bradshaw and other members of his fire department responded to a vehicle crash at the Alabama/Florida line along with responders from Alabama.  Fire Apparatus and responding personal vehicles, with emergency lights in operation, had been placed to protect and block the scene of the crash.

A tractor-trailer carrying logs failed to stop as the vehicle approached the incident scene.  The tractor-trailer struck several vehicles, left the roadway, and struck Assistant District Chief Bradshaw.  He was transported to the hospital but died as the result of his injuries.



photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Dwain Sterling Bradshaw 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.

Department information

Escambia County Fire Rescue
6575 North W Street
Pensacola, Florida 32505

Chief: Paul Williams

Age: 41
Rank: Assistant District Chief
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: November 6, 2019 04:15
Date of death: November 6, 2019
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Unknown
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Street/Road

Last updated: July 07, 2020

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