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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

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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