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The 84-year-old New Haven FF died of a heart attack at home the morning after the fire


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Duty Death: Lloyd Ruediger - [New Haven]

End of Service: 26/06/2023

By Bill Carey

NEW HAVEN, Mo. — The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) announced the on-duty death of Firefighter Lloyd Ruediger of the New Haven-Berger Fire Protection District on June 26.

On June 25 Ruediger responded to a residential fire. The next morning, he was found deceased at his residence from an apparent heart attack, the USFA reported.

Ruediger, 84, was a longtime member of the fire department and had dedicated 59 years of his life to the New Haven community, Fox 2 Now reported.

“He was an Army veteran. Fifty-nine years of service, dedicated service to this community. It is a tragic loss for New Haven-Berger Fire and everyone that he touched over the years,” Metro West Fire District Division Chief. Mike Thiemann said.