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U.S. Fire Administration Firefighter Fatality Notification - Clay Center, KS

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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:


Name:  Jonathan Siemers

Rank:  Fire Chief

Age:  44

Gender:  Male

Status:  Career

Years of Service: 10

Date of Incident:  2/20/2010

Time of Incident:  1615hrs

Date of Death:  2/21/2010


Fire Department: Clay Center Fire Department

Address:  504 Grant Avenue, Clay Center, KS 67432

Fire Department Chief:  Dallas Cunningham


Incident Description:  Upon completion of his shift during which he responded to an apartment building fire, Fire Chief Siemers returned home.  Early the next morning, Fire Chief Siemers complained of shoulder pain and subsequently collapsed from and succumbed to an apparent heart attack. 


Funeral Arrangements:  Pending


Memorial Fund Contact and Address:  Pending


Tribute is being paid to Fire Chief Jonathan Siemers at


To date, 10 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 9 from incidents that occurred in 2010 and 1 from a previous year incident. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @



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