Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Print Comment RSS

Wisc. fire chief dies of apparent heart attack

EMS crews arrived to Chief Steve Fritz's home to find him unresponsive

By FireRescue1 Staff

ROTHSCHILD, Wisc. — A Wisc. fire chief died of a suspected heart attack at his home.

Rothschild Fire Department Chief Steve Fritz died Monday after EMS crews responded to his home and transported him to the hospital, according to the Wausau Daily Herald.

Rothschild EMS 1st Lt. Christine Anderson, who has known Chief Fritz for six years, said it is believed he had been watching television and napping when he suffered the heart attack.

"It's very sad. We're trying to keep our game faces on. We have others out there we have to help," Anderson said.

After serving with the department for 13 years, Fritz was promoted to chief in 2007.

The comments below are member-generated and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of or its staff. If you cannot see comments, try disabling privacy and ad blocking plugins in your browser. All comments must comply with our Member Commenting Policy.
Austin Schmitt Austin Schmitt Tuesday, December 11, 2012 1:46:22 PM RIP Brother
Joel L. Kuklinski Joel L. Kuklinski Tuesday, December 11, 2012 2:32:32 PM RIP Chief Fritz. Our thoughts are with your Department, and Family at this time.
David Lilly David Lilly Wednesday, December 12, 2012 7:41:38 AM RIP Chief Fritz. Our thoughts are with your Department, and Family at this time.
Mike Kobel Mike Kobel Friday, December 14, 2012 7:50:07 AM Chief Mike Kobel - Eastern Prairie FPD, Champaign County, IL. Rest In Peace Chief.
Dale Lindstedt Dale Lindstedt Friday, December 14, 2012 1:04:26 PM RIP Chief, may God be with your family at this time of need. Job well done Chief, you have been called home. We will take it from here.

FireRescue1 Offers


Sponsored by

Connect with FireRescue1

Mobile Apps Facebook Twitter Google+

Get the #1 Fire eNewsletter

Fire Newsletter Sign up for our FREE email roundup of the top news, tips, columns, videos and more, sent 3 times weekly
Enter Email
See Sample