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    Oregon Chief Dies After Stroke

    Oregon Chief Dies After Stroke

    Updated: 11-14-2005 03:10:52 PM

    BEN WEINSTEIN
    Firehouse.Com News

    An Oregon fire chief died in the line of duty last week after suffering a stroke at a fire service conference.

    Portland International Airport Fire Rescue Chief Brian J. Pugh, 53, was attending an Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting conference in Dallas when he suffered the stroke. He died from complications on November 8, two days later, in hospital.

    Pugh had been with the Port of Portland Airport department since September 2004. He moved from Salt Lake City, where he spent 29 years with the city

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    Pugh, Brian J.

    Age: 53
    Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
    Rank: Fire Chief
    Nature of Death: Cerebrovascular Accident
    Classification: Career
    Emergency Duty: No

    Incident Date: 11/06/2005
    Duty Type: Other On-Duty
    Incident Time: 22:30
    Activity Type: Other
    Death Date: 11/08/2005
    Fixed Prop. Use: Public Assembly

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Port Of Portland Airport Fire Rescue
    5250 NE Marine Drive
    Portland , Oregon 97211
    Chief: Brian Pugh

    Initial Summary:
    Chief Pugh suffered a stroke at a Fire Chiefs conference. Pugh died from complications two days later in the hospital. A Memorial Service will be held on November 17th at "New Hope Community Church" 11731 SE Stevens Rd., Portland, OR. (503) 659-5683

    Memorial Fund Info:
    Portland FireFighters Charitable Fund, 4530 SE 67th Ave., Portland, OR 97206; 503-774-4302

    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application...eath_year=2005

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