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    Iowa Firefighter Suffers Heart Attack

    Iowa Firefighter Suffers Heart Attack

    Firehouse.Com News

    Donald Nathan Carlson, 60, a member of the Ute, Iowa Fire Department for 19 years, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at Burgess Health Center in Onawa. Firefighter Carlson suffered an apparent heart attack while responding to a motor vehicle accident call.

    According to Chief Ron Langenfeld, the department was responding with the Ute Ambulance Service to a vehicle roll-over outside of town. Calson was with two other firefighters bringing an equipment van to the scene when he collapsed in the van.

    The two accompanying firefighters immediately provided assistance and a mutual aide amublance was dispatched. They were unable to save Carlson.

    Chief Langenfeld said, "Don was always there, you could always depend on him. Whenever I needed a man I could count on him. It will be hard around here without him."

    In the Chief's 41 years with the department, he knew of no other line of duty death. The ambulance service and fire department are separate entities but work closely together. Combined, they have 33 on their rosters.

    Carlson was a member of Ute Christian Church where he was baptized. He was a past member of the Congregational Church in Arion, Iowa.

    Survivors include two sisters, a brother and several nieces and nephews.

    Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ute Christian Church in Ute. Burial will be in Dow City (Iowa) Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Huebner Funeral Home in Charter Oak, Iowa.

    Memorial Fund Contact and Address: C/o Ute Fire Department, 116 West Second Street, PO Box 87, Ute, IA 51060

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    Carlson, Donald Nathan

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

    Incident Date: 11/02/2004
    Duty Type: Responding
    Incident Time: 20:05
    Activity Type: Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
    Death Date: 11/02/2004
    Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Ute Fire Department
    116 West Second Street
    PO Box 87
    Ute , Iowa 51060
    Chief: Ron Langenfeld

    Final Summary:
    Firefighter Carlson and 2 other firefighters were in a fire department equipment van responding to the scene of a rollover motor vehicle crash. As the vehicle responded, firefighters noticed that Firefighter Carlson was leaning against a door and then dropped into the stepwell of the door. The vehicle was stopped and firefighters removed Firefighter Carlson from the truck, and an ambulance was summoned. CPR and ALS-level treatment were provided, and Firefighter Carlson was transported to the hospital. Despite all efforts, Firefighter Carlson died of a heart attack.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    C/o Ute Fire Department, 116 West Second Street, PO Box 87, Ute, IA 51060

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

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