IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Vannie Keever
Agency Gulfport/Gladstone Fire Protection District
Rank Assistant Chief
Type of Firefighter Volunteer
Age Range 51 to 55
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 4/10/2003
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firefighting operations , Water supply operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Gladstone
Incident State IL
Incident Date 4/10/2003 18:15
Incident Location Vacant property
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On April 10, 2003, Assistant Chief Vannie Duane Keever of the Gulfport/Gladstone Fire Protection District died in the line of duty while fighting a fire in a vacant home. Shortly after arriving at the fire, Keever suffered a fatal heart attack while working on water supply operations.

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