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    Firefighter Dies of Suspected Heart Attack

    Jenik, Edward

    Age: 53
    Cause of Death: Unknown
    Rank: Captain
    Nature of Death: Unknown
    Classification: Career
    Emergency Duty: No

    Incident Date: 09/27/2006
    Duty Type: Other On-Duty
    Incident Time: 14:00
    Activity Type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
    Death Date: 09/27/2006
    Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Highland Heights Fire Department
    5827 Highland Rd.
    Highland Heights , Ohio 44143
    Chief: Edward S. Bencin

    Initial Summary:
    Captain Jenik passed away from a cause still to be determined, suspected heart attack, while operating fire department apparatus returning to the department from lunch. He was discovered slumped over the wheel of the vehicle where it had come to a stop in the middle of the road. Captain Jenik had complained of feeling excessively tired to his co-workers at the department before leaving for lunch.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made Hana Naghmouchi Education Fund, C/o Daniel Jenik, 6191 Highland Road, Highland Heights, OH 44143

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

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    Firefighters, city honor Capt. Edward Janik
    Thursday, October 05, 2006
    By Susan Ketchum

    HIGHLAND HEIGHTS _ Fire trucks and police cars from the Hillcrest-area communities moved slowly beneath the crossed ladders of a city fire truck Tuesday at Knollwood Cemetery.

    It was the traditional salute to a fallen firefighter, but this time it was one of their own. Capt. Edward Jenik, 54, died of a heart attack Sept. 28 while on duty.

    The City of Highland Heights and its residents have lost a great fire fighter and friend, Chief Edward Bencin said in a press release.

    Jenik was dedicated to the community, and was a respected professional and community leader, Bencin said.

    The captain joined the department in 1976 after serving in the U. S. Navy. In his 30-year career, the Lyndhurst resident held many titles, including emergency medical services coordinator from 1982-93, fire prevention officer and member of the Hillcrest Fire Investigative Team. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1980, then became captain/executive officer in 1996.

    Jenik's unexpected death leaves a big hole in the department, Mayor Scott Coleman said.

    He has been here for so long, he was one of those guys you just take for granted because he got so much done. He was always busy doing his job. There was never any idle time with him, Coleman said.

    In addition to being Bencin's right-hand man, Jenik mentored many of the other firemen.

    I'm sure they will miss him even more than they realize now, Coleman said.

    Jenik is survived by his wife, Kathy, son Dan, daughter Michelle, and granddaughter Hanna.

    http://www.cleveland.com/sun/sunmess...430.xml&coll=3

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    Ohio Captain Died on Duty

    Firehouse.com news

    The U.S. Fire Administration has listed the death of an Ohio fire captain who died last last month of unknown causes.

    Capt. Edward Jenik, 53, of the Highland Heights Fire Department, was found slumped over the wheel of his vehicle in the middle of the road. He was returning to the station from lunch when he was located.

    Firefighters said earlier in the day the captain had complained of feeling very tired.

    Donations may be made to Hana Naghmouchi Education Fund, c/o Daniel Jenik, 6191 Highland Road, Highland Heights, OH 44143.


    http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...r.jsp?id=51483

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