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Fallen Firefighter: Robert Dean Watts

Fallen Firefighter: Robert Dean Watts


April 19, 2011

Name: Robert Dean Watts

Rank: Firefighter

Age: 51

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Date of Incident: 4/18/2011

Time of Incident: 20:00

Date of Death: 4/18/2011

Fire Department: Windsor Volunteer Fire Department
275 Broad ST
USNG: 18T XM 9566 3583
Windsor , Connecticut  06095

Fire Department Chief: William Lewis

Incident Description: Firefighter Watts collapsed while working water supply at the scene of a report of smoke in the Windsor Rehabilitation Center. Fellow firefighters and EMS personnel immediately initiated CPR and Firefighter Watts was transported to St. Francis Hospital by a Windsor EMS ALS unit where he passed away from a cause still to be determined. Incident Location: 581 Poquonock Avenue

To date, 30 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2011; 27 from incidents that occurred in 2011 and three from previous years’ incidents. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @