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Report Recommends Several Safety Improvements After Howard County Firefighter Dies Fighting 7-Alarm Blaze

CLARKSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) -- The Howard County Fire Department Monday released its internal safety report outlining a number of proposed safety improvements in the wake of a firefighter's death battling a seven-alarm blaze in 2018.

Lt. Nathan Flynn was killed July 23 after falling through the first floor of a Clarksville home while battling the flames.


Flynn's death was the first career line-of-duty death in the department's history.

The internal review board made several safety recommendations, including improving hands-on training and communication systems.

The full report is available on the county's website.

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