Fallen Hero

Martin Wauson
U.S. Forestry Service, Mena AR - January 11, 1999

Firefighter Martin Wauson was participating in an annual re qualification test for seasonal fire fighting duty with the Forest Service.  The test required the participant to carry a forty-five pound backpack and cover three miles within forty-five minutes.  Martin Wauson had just passed the one mile mark when he collapsed.  CPR and defibrillation were begun immediately by medical personal at the site, however Martin could not be revived. 

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