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.

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  3. Line of duty death

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