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    Pennsylvania Firefighter Laid to Rest

    Pennsylvania Firefighter Laid to Rest

    Updated: 07-10-2006 01:21:24 PM

    Firehouse.com News

    Funeral services are being held Monday for a volunteer firefighter in Pennsylvania.

    Eric J. Olson, 35, of Laury's Station Volunteer Fire Company, collapsed and died Wednesday, July 5, a day after he responded to a water rescue, said Chief Robin Hood.

    Firefighter Olson, a driver and pump operator, was part of the crew that responded to the call on the afternoon of July 4. The following morning, he collapsed at work at Mack Trucks. He was pronounced dead at Lehigh Valley Hospital. The cause of death has not been determined yet, Chief Hood said Monday.

    This is the first line-of-duty death for the volunteer department. "I never ever want to go through this again," the chief said.

    Olson, a volunteer for the past five years, is survived by a wife and two daughters.


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    Olson, Eric J.

    Age: 35
    Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
    Rank: Firefighter
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Classification: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty:

    Incident Date: 07/04/2006
    Duty Type: After
    Incident Time: 14:31
    Activity Type: Other
    Death Date: 07/05/2006
    Fixed Prop. Use: Outdoor Property

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Laury's Station Volunteer Fire Company No. 1
    5314 Egypt Road
    Laury's Station , Pennsylvania 18058
    Chief: Robin Hood

    Initial Summary:
    Firefighter Olson responded to a river rescue incident the afternoon of July 4th, 2006. He collapsed while at work the following morning and passed away a short time later from a heart related cause.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    Eric J. Olson Childrens Education Fund c/o Heintzelman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196

    http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/applications...eath_year=2006

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