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    Illinois Assistant Chief Died From Stroke Following Fire

    Illinois Assistant Chief Died From Stroke Following Fire


    MARIA WAICKOWSKI
    Firehouse.Com News

    Assistant Chief Mike Lehnen, 57, Bethalto Fire Department in Illinois, died from a stroke on Saturday.

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    Lehnen, Mike

    Age: 57
    Cause of Death: Stress/Exertion
    Rank: Assistant Chief
    Nature of Death: Stroke/Seizure
    Status: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: No

    Incident Date: 03/20/2004
    Duty Type: Other
    Incident Time: 10:19
    Activity Type: Other
    Death Date: 03/21/2004
    Fixed Prop. Use: Residential

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Bethalto Fire Department
    213 N. Prairie St.
    Bethalto , Illinois 62010
    Chief: John Nolte

    Initial Summary:
    Assistant Chief Lehnen suffered a stroke at his residence. All interventions by first responders and at the hospital failed and he passed away the following day (03/21). He had worked a house fire the previous afternoon @ 1500hrs.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    Donations for a memorial can be made through the Catholic Church at:
    Mike Lehnen Memorial Fund,
    Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church
    132 Butcher St.
    P.O. Box 100
    Bethalto, IL 62010.
    All donations will be given to the Back-Stoppers Foundation to assist families of fallen firefighters and law-enforcement officials.


    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application...eath_year=2004

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