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Monday, April 17, 2017

USFA LODD: Ohio Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 04.14.2017

District Chief/Medic James "Jim" Benken, 65, completed a 24-hour shift at 0600hrs on 04/14/2017 which included one emergency response at 1519hrs on 04/13/2017. After completing the shift, District Chief/Medic Benken fell ill at approximately 1400hrs on 04/14/2017 and succumbed to an apparent cardiac arrest.
Our condolences to the Benken Family & Friends, the City of Wyoming Fire and EMS, and to all affected by District Chief/Medic James "Jim" Benken’s passing. 

To date, 29 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2017. 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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