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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has released notice of the following line of duty firefighter fatality.

It is with deep regret that I post the following from the United States Fire Administration concerning the line of duty death of fellow brother in arms:


Jonathan Siemers

Age: 44 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Rank: Fire Chief 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Classification: Career 
Emergency Duty: Yes  
Incident Date: 02/20/2010 
Duty Type: On-Scene Fire 
Incident Time: 16:15 
Activity Type: Incident Command 
Death Date: 02/21/2010 
Fixed Prop. Use: Residential 
Fire Dept. Info: Clay Center Fire Department
504 Grant Avenue
Clay Center , Kansas  67432
Chief: Dallas Cunningham
 
Initial Summary:   Upon completion of his shift during which he responded to an apartment building fire, Fire Chief Siemers returned home. Early the next morning, Fire Chief Siemers complained of shoulder pain and subsequently collapsed from and succumbed to an apparent heart attack.
Tribute is being paid to Chief Jonathan Siemers; at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/

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