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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: KS

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 3rd Line Of Duty Death for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Ronnie W. Peek 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 Garden City Fire Department.

Ronnie W. Peek

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 16

Date of Incident: 01/22/2015
Time of Incident: 2000hrs
Date of Death: 01/22/2015

Fire Department: Garden City Fire Department
Address: 302 N. 9th Street, Garden City, KS 67846
Fire Department Chief: Allen Shelton

Incident Description: Firefighter Peek fell ill while participating in fire department mandated air management training. He was subsequently transported to the hospital where he suffered a heart attack and passed away.

Incident Location: Labrador Fire Station, 1605 E. Mary Street, Garden City, KS

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Ronnie W. Peek at

To date, three firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2015. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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