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Incident Name:
Date: 10/11/2002
Personnel: Robert E Peterson
Age: 57
Agency/Organization: Bad Axe Area Fire Department, Bad Axe MI
Position: firefighter

Summary: Firefighter Peterson and the members of his department responded to a fire involving a wheat stubble field. The fire was eventually contained to 35 acres. Firefighter Peterson was operating a grass truck. He had just refilled his tank and was driving to a hot spot at the northeast part of the field. After the truck stopped at the hot spot, firefighters prepared the pump at the rear of the truck and called to Firefighter Peterson to slightly relocate the truck. After yelling to him 2 times, firefighters found Firefighter Peterson unresponsive in the cab from an apparent heart attack. An ambulance was called and firefighters on the scene began CPR. Treatment and CPR were continued in the ambulance on the way to the hospital but Firefighter Peterson did not survive.

 

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