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    Michigan Fire Chief Suffers Heart Attack; Dies After Responding To Residential Fire

    Michigan Fire Chief Suffers Heart Attack; Dies After Responding To Residential Fire


    INEZ FORD
    Firehouse.com News

    Rick Wilbur, 56, Fire Chief of the Eaton Rapids Township Fire Department, suffered a heart attack shortly after responding to a residential fire on Sunday, March 28.

    The fire department responded to a house fire at around 7 p.m., according to Public Information Officer Brian Tort. The fire turned out to be a controlled burn and firefighters never pulled attack lines. Firefighters left the scene in pairs. After a several minute delay, the Chief

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    Wilbur, Rick

    Age: 56
    Cause of Death: Stress/Exertion
    Rank: Chief
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Status: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 03/28/2004
    Duty Type: Fireground Operations
    Incident Time: 19:19
    Activity Type: Incident Command
    Death Date: 03/28/2004
    Fixed Prop. Use: Outdoor Property

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Eaton Rapids Township Fire Department
    2029 South Michigan Rd.
    Eaton Rapids , Michigan 48827

    Initial Summary:
    Collapsed and died from a cause to be determined, suspected heart attack, at the scene of a working grass fire.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    For the Eaton Rapids Township Fire Department, In memory of Chief Rick Wilbur, C/o Eaton Rapids Township Fire Department, 2029 South Michigan Rd., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827


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

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