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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Arkansas Fire Chief LODD: On-Duty Death 01.28.2014

Fire Chief Rick Winkles, 53, on January 28, 2014 at 1700hrs, suffered an apparent heart attack while working at the scene of an accidental grass fire that spread to and destroyed a nearby residence. Chief Winkles was treated by fellow responders at the scene then transported to the hospital where he passed away.
Our condolences to the Winkles Family & Friends, the Trumann Fire Department and to all affected by Fire Chief Rick Winkles' passings.  
To date, 7 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. 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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