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    Missouri Firefighter Dies On-Duty From Sudden Illness

    Missouri Firefighter Dies On-Duty From Sudden Illness


    A 23-year veteran of the Fulton Fire Department and statewide response team in Missouri died in the line of duty on Sunday April 30, 2006.

    Captain Alan Leake, 51, incurred a sudden illness followed by cardiac arrest while attending to back-to-back automobile accidents. Nearby crew could only manage to temporarily revive him.

    According to Brian Zinanni with the Missouri Firefighters Funeral Assistance Team, Leake had no known history of heart problems and had passed a physical within the last month.

    "Right now we're all just shocked by the incident," he said referring to his fellow crew.

    Leake held the rank of captain since 1986. He is survived by his wife and five children.

    Visitation is scheduled Wednesday, May 5, from 5-8 p.m. at the Maupin Funeral Home at 301 Douglas Blvd. in Fulton.

    Services will commence at the funeral home the following day at 10 a.m., followed by a burial at St. Paul Cemetery near Perry, Missouri.

    Full firefighter's honor funeral services are being planned at this time.

    Fire departments wishing to provide apparatus should contact: City of Fulton Police Department to speak with Diane or Val from 8 am til 5 pm, 573-592-3100.

    Honor Guard - Color Guard participation is requested. Units should contact the Honor Guard Detail Officer Vicki Schulte, 573-592-3150 fire station or 573-592-7957 home.

    For more information contact Vicki Schulte, Public Information Officer, Fulton Fire Department, 573-592-3150 fire station; 573-592-7957 home.

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    Leake, Alan D.

    Age: 51
    Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
    Rank: Captain
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Classification: Career
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 04/30/2006
    Duty Type: On-Scene Non-Fire
    Incident Time: 16:44
    Activity Type: Other
    Death Date: 04/30/2006
    Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

    Fire Dept. Info:
    City of Fulton Fire Department
    1201 Westminster Ave.
    Fulton , Missouri 65251
    Chief: Dean Buffington, Interim Chief

    Initial Summary:
    Captain Leake had worked his second consecutive MVA and had just mitigated the incident and was preparing to clear the scene when he collapsed. Care was initiated and he was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    Alan Leake Memorial Fund, C/o IAFF Local 2945, PO Box 63, Fulton, MO 65251

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