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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 34th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Captain Eric C. Speck 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 Dakota City Fire Department.

Eric C. Speck

Rank: Captain
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 16

Date of Incident: 06/23/2016
Time of Incident: 1830hrs
Date of Death: 06/27/2016

Fire Department: Dakota City Fire Department
Address: 1516 Myrtle Street, Dakota City, NE 68731
Fire Department Chief: Clint Rasmussen

Incident Description: On June 23, 2016, Captain Speck complained of chest pains while on-scene of an emergency medical call. Afterward, he traveled to the hospital where it was found he had suffered a heart attack. Captain Speck succumbed to his injury on the morning of June 27, 2016, while in the hospital.

Incident Location: 1700 Broadway, Dakota City, NE

Tribute is being paid to Captain Eric C. Speck at

To date, 34 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2016. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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