Wis. firefighter recovering after suffering heart attack while on duty

Firefighter Dan Ravenhorst was responding to a mobile home fire when he suffered a heart attack


By FireRescue1.com Staff

SEYMOUR, Wis. — A firefighter is recovering after suffering a heart attack while on duty last week.

WEAU.com reported that Township Fire Department firefighter Dan Ravenhorst was responding to a mobile home fire when he suffered a heart attack. 

"I was coming out of the building, I was doffing my gear and when I put my coat up it just kind of hit me like a wall," Ravenhorst said. "Everybody was pretty shocked that it happened, a lot of people didn't even know about it until afterward."

Friends and colleagues are hosting a fundraiser for Ravenhorst while he recovers, according to the report. He will be off work for at least four weeks. 

"Even though we're a volunteer fire department, when push comes to shove we care about our individual people at the station. And we're one big family," Battalion Chief Randy Schenk said.

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