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Asst. Chief John Hansen: "Our firefighters are having to crawl over corpses in areas to get to people that are still alive."
The 2008 crash was one of the deadliest helicopter crashes involving working firefighters in U.S. history.
Jenny Wilson: "The fire department has not done one thing in a matter of integrity or to honor Stan or even to prevent another firefighter's death."
Officials decided not to disband the volunteer department and to keep it operating for another 90 days; an interim fire chief was appointed.
Valley Springs Firefighter Steven Ackerman was found in the basement after being unaccounted for following an evacuation order.

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