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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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Forestry Technician/Firefighter
Age: 53
Year of Death: 1995

Ronnie Wilson

Forestry Technician/Firefighter Wilson was assisting with the suppression of a 4-acre fire near Greenbrier, TN, while walking the line to ensure the fire was out, Ronnie became ill and nauseous. After releasing all resources from the fire, Ronnie and his crew were refilling the pumper with water. His arms hurt and he called his wife and asked her to come drive him home. Upon reaching his residence Ronnie got out of the truck and laid down on the ground and passed away. He had worked to suppress 99 fires in the previous 49 days.

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