The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Dale J. Wege, 59, of the Pine Lake Volunteer Fire Department on June 1, 2015.
Firefighter Wege responded to an emergency medical call at 1812hrs on May 31st. The following day at 1556hrs, Wege was found collapsed at home without a pulse and not breathing. Firefighter Wege was treated by fellow responders and transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander where he was pronounced deceased at 1645hrs. The nature and cause and fatal injury are still to be determined.
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Dale J. Wege at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 39 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2015. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/statistics
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.
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