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LODD: Calif. fire captain dies after 36-hour shift

Captain David Moorman collapsed within an hour of arriving home after his shift ended

Duty Death: David Moorman - [Los Angeles, California]


By FireRescue1 Staff

LOS ANGELES — A fire captain died in February after coming home from a 36-hour shift.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, Los Angeles Fire Department Captain David Moorman, 50, arrived home Feb. 5 after working a 36-hour shift. Within an hour, he collapsed, and a family member performed CPR on him until responders arrived.

Capt. David Moorman was a 28-year veteran of LAFD. (Photo/Cal Fire Foundation)
Capt. David Moorman was a 28-year veteran of LAFD. (Photo/Cal Fire Foundation)

Capt. Moorman was transported to the hospital, where he died a short time later.

Capt. Moorman was a 28-year veteran of the LAFD, according to Cal Fire Foundation. He was a member of the department’s Urban Search and Rescue team and California’s “Task Force 1,” and he responded to the 9/11 attacks.

Capt. Moorman is survived by his wife and two children.

 

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