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    Fort Campbell, Ky. Lieutenant Dies During Training Exercise

    Fort Campbell, Ky. Lieutenant Dies During Training Exercise


    A lieutenant from the Fort Campbell Fire Department collapsed and died on Feb. 13, 2000 during a live training burn.

    Lt. Richard Spink, 48, died of a massive heart attack said David Brown, acting assistant chief of the department.

    Spink, a 24-year veteran, leaves behind a wife and three children.

    Funeral services will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 11:00 am.

    A memorial fund has been established and donations can be sent to:

    Richard Spink Memorial Fund
    PSVC Bldg. 2575
    Fort Campbell, KY 42223-5000


    http://www.firehouse.com/lodd/2000/wrap_feb14.html

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    Spink, Richard Owen

    Age: 48
    Rank: Fire Lieutenant
    Status: Career
    Incident Date: 02/13/2000
    Incident Time: 09:56
    Death Date: 02/13/2000

    Cause of Death: Stress/Exertion
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Emergency Duty: No
    Duty Type: Training
    Activity Type: Support Duties
    Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Ft. Campbell Fire Department
    PSBC Building 2575
    Screaming Eagle Blvd & Indiana Ave
    Ft. Campbell, Kentucky 42223-5000
    Chief: Steve Stacey

    Final Summary:
    Lieutenant Spink had just completed participating in a live burn structural training session. Lieutenant Spink was participating in a critique of the training when he was struck with a massive heart attack. There was a 4-minute delay in the response of an ambulance due to communications problems. Lieutenant Spink had a number of health factors including prior heart attacks or chest pain, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, and weight problems.


    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application...l.cfm?p_id=584

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