USFA On-Duty Death: Illinois

United States Fire Administration
28 December 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter/EMT Brian Rehnberg, 50, of the North Park Fire Protection District on 25 December 2022.

On Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022, Firefighter/EMT Brian Rehnberg responded to an activated alarm with carbon monoxide present. After the incident, he returned home. At approximately 2:30 p.m. that day, he was found unresponsive by his wife. He was immediately transported to the local hospital where he was pronounced deceased from an apparent heart attack.

Age: 50
Rank: Firefighter/EMT
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: December 25, 2022 4:11 a.m.
Date of death: December 25, 2022
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Residential

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 96.

Go here to read the number of interior line of duty deaths for 2022.

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

For more information about on-duty deaths as recorded by the United States Fire Administration go to “Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.”

Published by Data Not Drama

Data Not Drama is writings that provide a point of critical thought about firefighter fatality data and education, line of duty deaths, and risk. The main focus is to encourage less risk aversion and better knowledge on the subject of firefighter fatalities in firefighters, fire departments, and fire service organizations.

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