|Agency||Illinois Fire Service Institute|
|Type of Firefighter||Volunteer|
|Age Range||51 to 55|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||6/14/2005|
|Cause of Death||Stress/Overexertion|
|Nature of Death||Heart attack|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations , Ventilation operations|
At around 10 pm on June 14, 2005, Lieutenant Peter Lund, a volunteer with the Woodmere Fire Department (in his hometown on Long Island, New York), responded with his department to a house fire. One of the first firefighters on the scene, Lund helped conduct an initial search of the house before coordinating ventilation operations that gave the firefighters access to the flames in the home’s attic. Lund sat down on the curb to rest shortly after the fire was extinguished, and suddenly lost consciousness. Firefighters quickly determined that Lund had no pulse and was not breathing, and emergency medical assistance was summoned while Lund’s fellow firefighters performed CPR. Lund was transported to the hospital, but was pronounced dead shortly before midnight.
A lifelong member and former chief of the Woodmere Fire Department, Lund also served in the Fire Department of New York for 30 years, retiring from Rescue Co. 2 in 2003. A national leader in structural collapse rescue training, Lund was also member of the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George's County, Maryland, and a field instructor for the Illinois Fire Service Institute.