32-year-old firefighter dies on the job during Quebec forest fire
By The Canadian PressNews Fire & Life Safety fire Forest Fire Quebec
MONTREAL—Quebec’s forest fire protection service has identified a 32-year-old who died Sunday while battling a blaze in the province’s Outaouais region.
The fire protection service says Isaiah Nottaway lost consciousness while working to contain a fire in Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette, about 50 kilometres north of Ottawa.
Resuscitation attempts were made until paramedics arrived, but Nottaway was pronounced dead after being transported to hospital.
The service said in a statement that it is unclear what caused his medical crisis.
Nottaway was a firefighter with the Algonquin community of Kitigan Zibi, which was offering auxiliary support to a crew with the provincial forest fire protection service.
The service says it is collaborating with several investigations, including one by Quebec’s workplace health and safety board.
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