LODD: Veteran Ind. firefighter dies during training exercise
Capt. Eric Balliet, a 19-year veteran, was leading a crew through a rigorous training maneuver when he was transported to the hospital
Duty Death: Eric Balliet - [Fort Wayne, Indiana]
By FireRescue1 Staff
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A veteran fire captain died Wednesday during a training exercise.
WMEE reported that Fort Wayne Fire Department Captain Eric Balliet was leading a crew through a “physically demanding training exercise” when he was transported to the hospital.
His cause of death has not yet been released.
Capt. Balliet was a 19-year veteran of the department and was promoted to Captain in 2005 to work in the fire investigation division.
We will update you when more information becomes available.