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Name: Jimmie Zeeks
Rank: Fire Chief
Years of Service: 31
Date of Incident: 08/15/2009
Time of Incident: 2006hrs
Date of Death: 08/15/2009
Fire Department: Marion Township Rural Fire Department
Address: PO Box 598, 4632 State Road 37, Mitchell, IN 47446-0598
Fire Department Chief: Pending
Incident Description: Fire Chief Zeeks passed away from an apparent heart attack while in command at the scene of a serious motor vehicle accident. Members of the fire department immediately started life saving efforts. Chief Zeeks was rushed to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injury.
Incident Location: State Road 37 and Woodville Road.
Funeral Arrangements: Viewing from 1400-2000hrs on 08/18/2009 @ Mitchell 1st Church of God, 12th Street and Oak Street. Services will be held at 1300hrs on 08/19/2009 @ Mitchell 1st Church of God.
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Memorials may be made in Jimmie’s name to Marion Township Fire Department, c/o Chastain Funeral Home, 705 W. Warren Street, Mitchell, IN 47446
Tribute is being paid to Fire Chief Jimmie Zeeks at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/
To date, 63 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2009; 61 from incidents that occurred in 2009 and two from previous year incidents. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @ http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats.shtm
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