USFA On-Duty Death: Wisconsin

United States Fire Administration
21 February 2023

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Chief Todd J. Yandre, 61, of the Lake Mills Fire Department on 15 February 2023.

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, and Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, Chief Todd J. Yandre attended live evolution fire training at the fire station. Later in the evening, on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, Chief Yandre, while at the local gym, collapsed and was pronounced deceased at the scene from an apparent heart attack.

Age: 61
Rank: Chief
Classification: Career
Incident date: February 15, 2023 7:43 p.m.
Date of death: February 15, 2023
Cause of fatal injury: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of fatal injury: Heart Attack
Activity type: Fitness Activity
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: Store/Office

The number of on-duty deaths for 2023 currently is 7.

Go here to read the number of interior line of duty deaths for 2023.

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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