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Pulaski Fire Chief killed in accident at station


by Ashley Gatz

PULASKI (WAOW) -- Pulaski Fire Chief Frank Wichlacz has been killed in an accident at the Pulaski Tri-County Fire Department early Wednesday morning.

Investigators say firefighters were putting equipment away after an early morning call when one of the men moved a personal vehicle that was blocking a garage door.

As he moved the vehicle, he lost control and slammed into the garage door.

Investigators say Chief Wichlacz was pinned between the door and a fire truck.

It is unknown at this time whether it was a mechanical or human error; the name of the man driving the vehicle has not been released.

Wichlacz was a member of the volunteer fire department for more than 50 years and has been Chief for more than 20.

Online Reporter: Ashley Gatz

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