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The USFA has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: WI

It is in great sadness and with heavy hearts, that we as a Brotherhood post the 56th Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter and Lieutenant Ronald Ruprecht has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to our brothers family and the members of the Stone Lake Fire Department.

Ronald Dwane Ruprecht

Rank: Lieutenant
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 16
Date of Incident: 06/10/2011
Time of Incident: 1200hrs
Date of Death: 06/11/2011

Fire Department: Stone Lake Fire Department
Address: PO Box 41, N6070 Stone Lake RD, Stone Lake, WI 54876
Fire Department Chief: Jim Rhea

Incident Description: Lieutenant Ruprecht responded to a false alarm call at approximately 1200hrs. The following morning, he was found by family members having passed away during the night.
Incident Location: Pending

Funeral Arrangements: June, 2011
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending.

Tribute is being paid to Lieutenant Ronald Dwane Ruprecht at
To date, 56 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2011; 51 from incidents that occurred in 2011 and five from previous years’ incidents. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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