LODD: Wis. firefighter dies of heart attack after gas leak call

Spooner Fire District Department firefighter Philip Neubich was found unresponsive by his wife several hours after responding to the call

Duty Death: Philip Neubich - [Spooner, Wisconsin]


By FireRescue1 Staff

SPOONER, Wis. — A firefighter died Wednesday hours after responding to a gas leak call.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, Spooner Fire District Department firefighter Philip Neubich, 69, responded to the fire station when the department received a call for a residence gas leak.

Neubich was found unresponsive at home by his wife several hours later. EMS providers tried to revive him, but he was pronounced dead of an apparent heart attack.

Neubich was a 38-year veteran of the fire service.

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