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    Pennsylvania Firefighter Dies of Heart Attack

    Pennsylvania Firefighter Dies of Heart Attack

    Updated: 02-07-2007 01:33:10 PM

    Firehouse.com News


    Funeral services were held Wednesday morning for a volunteer firefighter in Pennsylvania who died Saturday of a heart attack.

    Lt. Robert H. Hegney, 53, of the Se-Wy-Co Volunteer Fire Company in Bethlehem, had been at a dwelling fire on Feb.1, and later participated in a training drill.

    He told fellow firefighters that he was not feeling well, and was transported to the hospital with flu-like symptoms. Hegney was being transferred for a heart procedure when he went into cardiac arrest and died, according to the USFA.

    So far this year, 12 firefighters have died while on duty serving their communities.


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    Hegney, Robert H.

    Age: 53
    Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Classification: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 02/01/2007
    Duty Type: On-Scene Fire
    Incident Time: 16:14
    Activity Type: Standby
    Death Date: 02/03/2007
    Fixed Prop. Use: Residential

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Se-Wy-Co Volunteer Fire Company
    3621 Old Philadelphia Pike
    Bethlehem , Pennsylvania 18015
    Chief: Thomas H. Barndt

    Initial Summary:
    On the afternoon of 02/01/2007 Lieutenant Hegney worked a dwelling fire. Hegney that evening attended drill night where he complained to others of not feeling well. At approximately 0130hrs on 02/03/2007 Lieutenant Hegney was transported to the hospital with flu like systems. While being transferred for an angioplasty he went into cardiac arrest and passed away.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    Memorials to Se-Wy-Co Fire Company in care of Heintzelman Funeral Home, 326 Main Street, Hellertown, PA 18055.

    Viewing Arrangements:
    Tuesday, February 6, 2007 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Heintzelman Funeral Home, 326 Main Street, Hellertown PA 18055.

    Funeral Arrangements:
    Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at 9:15 a.m. at the Heintzelman Funeral Home followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 345 Elmwood Lane, Riegelsville PA 18077.



    http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/applications...eath_year=2007

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