Firefighter-EMT killed in ice rescue mission ID’d

Bruce Lang, a 30-year EMT and fire training officer, died after the vehicle he was driving broke through the ice during the rescue attempt

Duty Death: Bruce Lang - [Pine Haven, Wyoming]

End of Service: 12/15/2022


By Rachel Engel
FireRescue1/EMS1

PINE HAVEN, Wyo. — A firefighter killed while attempting an ice rescue was identified as Bruce Lang, a longtime member of the Pine Haven Volunteer Fire Department, KTWO reported.

Lang, a training officer within the department, responded to a call of a man who had fallen through the ice on an ATV at Keyhole Reservoir. During the rescue attempt, the personal vehicle Lang was driving also broke through the ice.

In his obituary, Bruce Lang was praised for his 30 years of service as an EMT who “died doing what he did best, taking care of everyone else.”
In his obituary, Bruce Lang was praised for his 30 years of service as an EMT who “died doing what he did best, taking care of everyone else.” (Photo/Wyoming Local Assistance State Team)

Additional firefighters were able to rescue the victim, but Lang died as a result of the incident.

In his obituary, Lang was praised for his 30 years of service as an EMT who “died doing what he did best, taking care of everyone else.”

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