Kansas Firefighter Succumbs to Injuries

By Bill Carey
23 June 2022

PLEASANTON, Kansas – A volunteer firefighter has died from injuries sustained while fighting a structure fire in Linn County, Kansas on Monday evening.

Linn County Rural District 1 Fire Department firefighter Joshua Haynes responded to a fire at Carpenter Chiropractic at approximately 11:00 p.m. Officials told FOX4 that Firefighter Haynes was one of the first firefighters to make entry into the building.

At some point after entry Haynes, 35, suffered life-threatening-injuries, or was critically injured, and then removed from the building by other firefighters. There is no official statement from authorities on the cause, nature, and details of Haynes’ injuries.

Haynes was flown to KU Medical Center where he died on Wednesday. He is survived by four children.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has joined the Kansas Office of the State Fire Marshal in investigating the fire.

John Ham, PIO for the ATF Kansas City field division has said that while the cause of the fire is not known, there is no evidence to suggest it was arson.

Photo courtesy of Linn County Rural Fire Department Facebook.

Published by Data Not Drama

Data Not Drama is writings that provide a point of critical thought about firefighter fatality data and education, line of duty deaths, and risk. The main focus is to encourage less risk aversion and better knowledge on the subject of firefighter fatalities in firefighters, fire departments, and fire service organizations.

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