USFA: Illinois On-Duty Death

To date, 84 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2020.

Werner suffered a heart attack at home

United States Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Captain Leo W. Werner, 67, of the Scales Mound Fire Protection District on December 10, 2020.

On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at approximately 2200hrs, Captain Leo W. Werner responded to a medical call at a residence. After returning home, he suffered an apparent heart attack and passed away shortly after midnight on Thursday, December 10, 2020.

Tribute is being paid to Captain Werner at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 84 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2020. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html

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

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