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
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 http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
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 https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html