It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 13th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Chief of Department James Joseph Knesek, Sr. has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Munster Fire Department.
James Joseph Knesek, Sr.
Rank: Fire Chief
Years of Service: 35
Date of Incident: 02/08/2014
Time of Incident: 1200hrs
Date of Death: 02/08/2014
Fire Department: Munster Fire Department
Address: 1005 Ridge RD, Munster, IN 46321
Fire Department Chief: Assistant Fire Chief Dave Pelc
Incident Description: Fire Chief Knesek passed away at home from an apparent heart attack several hours after responding to a motor vehicle accident.
Incident Location: Pending
Tribute is being paid to Fire Chief James Joseph Knesek, Sr., at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 13 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/stati...