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Friday, December 13, 2013

USFA: Minnesota Fire Chief LODD: On-Duty Death 12.09.2013

On December 9, 2013 at 0003hrs, Chief Matthew Charles Frantz, 42 passed away from an apparent heart attack within 24 hours of responding to his fire station for a mutual aid fire call. 

Our condolences to the Pierson Family & Friends, the Rice Lake Volunteer Fire Department, and to all affected Fire Chief Matthew Charles Frantz's passing.

Matthew Charles Frantz is survived by his wife, Jennifer; daughters Kirsten (Austin Hansen) and Madeline; mother Linda Quade of Duluth; father Timothy Frantz (Sharon Field) of Duluth; mother- and father-in-law, Lauralie and Rick Heckman of Superior; siblings Jason and Dawn Frantz and Eric and Tammy Frantz, all of Duluth, Adam and Tricia Frantz of Blaine, Minn., April Williams (Dan Thomas) of Superior; Roddi and Ryan Turgeson of Cameron, Wis., Nathaniel and Heather Khalar of Duluth and Casey Heckman of Superior; nieces and nephews Molly, Tyler, Ian, Josslyn, Grace, Addie, Elizabeth, Hailie, Aiden, Aaron, Cashton, Michael, Meg, Miley, Destiny and Brianna; great-nephew Lukas; and several cousins and many other relatives and friends.

To date, 94 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2013. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page.

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.) 

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