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Fire Chief Rick Winkles Dies In The Line Of Duty


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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