Firefighting

Line-of-Duty Deaths, 1999

Issue 5 and Volume 152.

Line-of-Duty Deaths, 1999 March 1: Captain Alan Duchek, 46, a 13-year-veteran of the Desoto City (MO) Fire and Rescue died of an apparent heart attack after operating at the scene of a multivehicle accident. He collapsed at the scene, was revived, and was rushed to the hospital, where he succumbed. March 12: Firefighter Jerome Taylor, 69, of the Hillburn (NY) Volunteer Fire Department, died after suffering an apparent heart attack while operating at the scene of a fire involving a waste management facility. March 16: Firefighter David L. Packard, 56, a 28-year veteran of the Boston (MA) Fire Department and member of Engine 28, died of an apparent heart attack shortly after reporting for duty. March 17: Firefighter Chuck Vodak, 44, of the Dunning (NE) Volunteer Fire Department died of an apparent heart attack while operating at the scene of prairie fire in Thedford, Nebraska. March 17: Firefighter Walter Flyntz,…

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