LODD: Okla. firefighter dies from medical event on call

Cowskin Rural Fire District firefighter William Brinza III had just arrived on the scene of a structure fire when he suffered a medical event

Duty Death: William Brinza III - [Grove, Oklahoma]


By FireRescue1 Staff

GROVE, Okla. — A firefighter died Saturday after suffering a medical event while on a call.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, Cowskin Rural Fire District firefighter William Brinza III, 64, had just arrived at the scene of a structure fire and was still in the driver seat of the rig when he suffered a medical event.

Brinza was treated by colleagues at the scene, but he died from an undetermined cause.

In a Facebook post, the department described Brinza as an “invaluable volunteer with the Cowskin department for nearly nine years.”

The post added that a memorial service will be held for Brinza on Saturday, May 19 at 1:30 p.m. at Cowskin Station 1.

 

The Cowskin Rural Fire District regrets to announce the Line of Duty Death of FF/EMR Willie Brinza at 3:00PM Saturday 12...

Posted by Cowskin Fire Department on Saturday, May 12, 2018

 

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