IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Charles Lehnen
Agency Bethalto Fire Department
Rank Assistant Chief
Type of Firefighter Volunteer
Age Range 56 to 60
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 3/21/2004
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Cerebrovascular accident/Stroke
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Post-incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Cottage Hills
Incident State IL
Incident Date 3/19/2004
Incident Location Residential
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On March 20, 2004, Assistant Chief Charles Michael Lehnen of the Bethalto Volunteer Fire Department was hospitalized, a day after fighting a residential structure fire. Lehnen complained of dizziness and numbness before he lost consciousness. Doctors diagnosed a cerebrovascular accident, and transferred Lehnen to another hospital, where he died on March 21.

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