BEN LOMOND — A volunteer recruit with the Santa Cruz County Hearth Division died Sunday throughout a weekend coaching train, county officers mentioned Tuesday.
Based on a county launch, Daniel Lamothe, 38, of Santa Cruz, turned “medically distressed” throughout a joint firefighter academy coaching session on the Ben Lomond Coaching Heart. He was given fast medical help from personnel on the scene of the coaching however revival efforts have been unsuccessful.
“We mourn the passing of one in all our brethren,” County Hearth Chief Nate Armstrong mentioned within the launch. “Daniel wished to be a firefighter in order that he may give again to the neighborhood the place he was raised and by which he lived. His dedication to public service serves as a mannequin for us all. We grieve alongside along with his family and friends for this sudden and tragic loss.”
Armstrong advised the Sentinel that Lamothe was collaborating in a rescue coaching train thought-about “reasonably strenuous” on the time of his collapse. As of Tuesday, post-mortem efforts have been underway to verify the reason for dying.
Santa Cruz County contracts with Cal Hearth to supply fireplace prevention and emergency medical providers for unincorporated areas of the county. Armstrong, the hearth chief for Cal Hearth’s San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit, additionally holds the title of Santa Cruz County fireplace chief.
County Hearth contains 5 volunteer fireplace firms that present fireplace safety and emergency response providers for the area. Based on Armstrong, the county at the moment has 68 energetic volunteer firefighters and it has by no means had a volunteer fatality throughout a coaching train or whereas responding to an emergency.
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