Jerry Wayne Ramely

Jerry Wayne Ramey
West Fork Volunteer Fire Dept - November 3, 1999

Firefighter Trainee Ramey responded with members of his department to a fire in the utility easement behind a home. A very small fire was found which was out except for a few burning embers. Firefighter Ramey attempted to stomp out the embers when he came into contact with a 7,200 volt electrical line which had been hidden from view in tall grass. Firefighter Trainee Ramey fell on top of the line and was removed by other firefighters. Emergency medical aid was provided and Firefighter Trainee Ramey was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Firefighter Trainee Ramey had joined the fire department after a younger brother had died of an asthma attack at a local high school football game.

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