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    Iowa Volunteer EMT Collapses at MVA Scene

    Iowa Volunteer EMT Collapses at MVA Scene

    Dixie Steckelberg, 60, was a volunteer EMT/firefighter with Lovilia Fire and Rescue in the tiny Iowa community. On Dec. 18, 2003, she was assisting victims of an MVA when she collapsed

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    Steckelberg, Dixie Lee

    Age: 60
    Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Classification: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 12/18/2003
    Duty Type: On-Scene Non-Fire
    Incident Time: 08:15
    Activity Type: EMS/Patient Care
    Death Date: 12/18/2003
    Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Lovilia Fire & Rescue
    317 Mill Street
    Hamilton , Iowa 50116
    Chief: Chief Corey Bakalar

    Final Summary:
    Lieutenant Steckelberg was providing treatment on the scene of a motor vehicle crash. She helped move a patient onto a backboard and into an ambulance. Lieutenant Steckelberg began to complain of shortness of breath and went to sit in the front seat of the rescue vehicle. She was treated by EMT?s and paramedics at the scene and in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. While enroute to the hospital in the ambulance, Lieutenant Steckelberg went into cardiac arrest. CPR was initiated and continued until she arrived at the emergency room. Despite additional effo
    rts in the hospital, Lieutenant Steckelberg was pronounced dead at 0848hrs. The cause of death was listed as a heart attack.

    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application...eath_year=2003

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