Jeffery, Kenneth J.

Age: 51
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
Rank: Assistant Fire Chief
Nature of Death: Heart Attack
Classification: Career
Emergency Duty: No

Incident Date: 12/25/2003
Duty Type: Responding
Incident Time: 09:30
Activity Type: Other
Death Date: 12/31/2003
Fixed Prop. Use: N/A

Fire Dept. Info:
Submarine Base Fire Department in Groton
P.O. Box 950
Groton , Connecticut 06349
Chief: Douglas Say

Final Summary:
Assistant Chief Jeffery reported for duty at 0730hrs. After roll call he worked out. At approximately 0908hrs, he was dispatched to an automatic fire alarm activation on the base. He proceeded to the 5th floor of the building to check on an alarm device. When he returned to the ground floor, he stated that he did not feel well. When he arrived back at fire headquarters, he reported to coworkers that he was experiencing discomfort in his chest. He was treated by fire department EMT's and transported via fire department ambulance to the hospital. He was admitted to the hospital and treated for a heart attack. Within a few hours, he was transported by a medical helicopter to a cardiac care unit, where he died on December 31, 2003. The cause of death was listed as a ruptured aorta. Assistant Chief Jeffery was the Fire Chief of the Windsor Locks Fire Department. Windsor Locks Fire Department web site:

Memorial Fund Info:
Windsor Locks Firefighters Memorial Fund, C/o Windsor Locks Fire Department, 2 Volunteer Drive, Windsor Locks, CT 06096