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Name: Urban A. Eck
Years of Service: 27
Date of Incident: Pending
Time of Incident: Pending
Date of Death: 01/02/2010
Fire Department: Wichita Fire Department
Address: 455 North Main, 11th Floor, Wichita, KS 67202 (USNG: 14S PG 4644 7303)
Fire Department Chief: Ron Blackwell
Fire Department Website: http://www.wichita.gov/CityOffices/Fire/
Incident Description: While operating at the scene of a working fire incident, Captain Eck was not feeling well and reported to the Rehab Sector where his vital signs were irregular and did not return to normal. Eck subsequently worked one more shift during which he responded to several incidents before going to a doctor after reporting that he still did not feel well. Although the doctor hospitalized him, Captain Eck later passed away after surgery from complications associated with an undisclosed cardiac problem.
Incident Location: Pending
Funeral Arrangements: Pending
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending
Tribute is being paid to Fire Captain Urban A. Eck at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/
To date, one firefighter fatality has been reported to USFA in 2010 from a previous year incident. 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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