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Name: Jonathan Siemers
Rank: Fire Chief
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 http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/
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 @ http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats.shtm.
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