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MI Firefighter Dies After Falling Ill

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Norman Edward Klenow, 78, of the East Tawas Fire Department on August 10, 2019.

On Saturday, August 10, 2019, Firefighter Norman Edward Klenow responded to a motor vehicle accident.  While providing traffic control at the scene, he complained of not feeling well and was assisted into the apparatus.  After returning to the fire station, he went home, when at approximately 1946hrs, was found in cardiac arrest.  He was immediately transported to the hospital where he passed away.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Klenow at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 31 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2019.  Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.