Firefighter Fatalities, Health & Safety

PA Firefighter Dies of Apparent Heart Attack

Firefighter fatality

A firefighter with the Colmar (PA) Volunteer Fire Company has passed away after experiencing a medical emergency during an emergency response, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

On Thursday, October 1, 2020, Firefighter Edward “Gary” Minnick, 65, was responding to an oil leak at a gas station.  While in the utility truck at the fire department, he suffered a medical emergency and paramedics immediately performed life saving measures.  All resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful and he passed away from an apparent heart attack.

Firefighter Minnick had 18 years of service.

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