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    New Mexico Captain Died in August

    New Mexico Captain Died in August

    Updated: 11-14-2005 03:26:21 PM

    Firehouse.Com News

    The U.S. Fire Administration was notified recently about the on-duty death of a New Mexico firefighter that occurred in August.

    Captain Nicholas Lee Yuselew, 47, of the Pueblo of Zuni Fire/EMS, collapsed at his station Aug. 16 after returning from an exercise class, according to USFA reports.

    The cause of death was listed as a heart attack following exertion from a spinning class.

    After being notified of Capt. Yuselew's death this past weekend, officials lowered the flag at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial to half staff in his honor.

    http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...Id=39&id=45753

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    Yuselew, Nicholas Lee

    Age: 47
    Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
    Rank: Firefighter/EMT EMS Captain
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Classification: Paid-on-Call
    Emergency Duty: No

    Incident Date: 08/16/2005
    Duty Type: Training
    Incident Time: 11:15
    Activity Type: Fitness Activity
    Death Date: 08/16/2005
    Fixed Prop. Use: Store/Office

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Pueblo of Zuni Fire / EMS Department
    P.O. Box 339
    Zuni , New Mexico 87327
    Chief: Edward Sanchez

    Initial Summary:
    Captain Yuselew had returned from a fitness activity, routine exericse/spinning session, and had a full cardiac arrest at his station at 1115 hrs on August 16, 2005.

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

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