LODD: Philippines firefighter electrocuted at fire
Firefighter Ricardo Catalan was wearing PPE when he came into contact with a live electrical wire
Duty Death: Ricardo Catalan - [San Carlos City, Philippines]
By FireRescue1 Staff
SAN CARLOS CITY, Philippines — A firefighter died after being electrocuted at a fire call this week.
Firefighter Ricardo Catalan responded to a call where 13 houses were destroyed Monday, reported the Sun Star.
Catalan was wearing PPE when he came into contact with a live electrical wire. He was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Officials said Catalan’s family will receive financial assistance.