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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

USFA LODD: Michigan Fireboat Captain On-Duty Death Notification 11.20.2015

Fireboat Captain Walter Szelag, 65, on November 20, 2015 at 1615hrs, became ill from an apparent heart attack while on-duty with the City of Detroit Fire Department’s Fire Boat 1. According to initial reports, crew members radioed for an ambulance to be sent to the fire boat station where Captain Szelag was working to prepare the fire boat for the winter season. Captain Szelag was transported to Detroit Receiving Hospital but succumbed to his injury.  

Our condolences to the Szelag Family & Friends, City of Detroit Fire Department and to all affected by Fireboat Captain Walter Szelag’s passing.

To date, 74 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2015. 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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