The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Richard Weisse, Sr., 59, of the St. James Fire District on November 15, 2014.
A short time after responding to a school fire alarm, Firefighter Weisse suffered a medical emergency and passed away. The nature and cause of fatal injury are pending further investigation.
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter/Ex-Captain Richard Weisse, Sr. at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 76 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/statistics
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.
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