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Fire Chief Rick Winkles Dies In The Line Of Duty
January 31, 2014

Arkansas - Fire Chief Winkles suffered an apparent heart attack while working at the scene of an accidental grass fire that spread to and destroyed a nearby residence. Winkles was treated by fellow responders at the scene then transported to the hospital where he passed away. Incident Location: Hatche Coon Road

Age: 53
Rank: Fire Chief
Classification: Career
Incident Date: Jan 28, 2014 17:00
Date of Death: Jan 28, 2014
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death: Heart Attack
Activity Type: Incident Command
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed Property Use: Outdoor Property

Department Information

Trumann Fire Department
PO Box 171, 801 W Main ST
Trumann, Arkansas 72472

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