Heart Attack Claims Illinois Firefighter

Scales Mound, Captain Leo Werner Fire Fighter Helmet
(Scales Mound Fire Protection District photo, Facebook)

Werner died after responding to an EMS call

FirefighterNation Staff

SCALES MOUND, Illinois – The Telegraph Herald reports that a volunteer firefighter died last week after returning home from a medical call.

Leo W. Werner was a captain in the Scales Mound Fire Protection District.

Captain Werner, 67, had responded to a medical call at approximately 10:00 p.m. on December 9. Shortly after returning home, Werner suffered an apparent heart attack, according to Scales Mound Fire Chief Carl Winter.

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