USFA: Ohio Firefighter Succumbs to Heart Attack

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Scott D. Bruggeman, 45, of the Middletown Division of Fire on January 18, 2016.

On March 18, 2014, Firefighter Scott D. Bruggeman suffered a heart attack while restraining an uncooperative patient in the Atrium Medical Center emergency room. Bruggeman was subsequently diagnosed with sarcoidosis and underwent several heart surgeries. After the last surgery which occurred in November 2015, Bruggeman was placed in hospice care. On January 18, 2016, Firefighter Bruggeman passed away from injuries sustained.

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Scott D. Bruggeman at

To date, six firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2016.  Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information

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