Joe Shepherd

 

 

Age: 60

 

Summary: Australian firefighter who had been hospitalized in critical condition for nearly two weeks from severe burns suffered in a series of bushfires while trying to rescue his brother-in-law during the February 7 firestorm that burnt across the Australian state of Victoria and resulted in the deaths of over 160 people including his 32-year-old son Danny becoming one of Australia's highest ever loss of life from a bushfire.

 

 

Cause of Death: Burns suffered in a bushfire

 

Born: May 28, 1948

 

Died: February 22, 2009

 

Location: Melbourne, Australia