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Firefighter Details

Name Peter Lund
Agency Illinois Fire Service Institute
Rank Lieutenant
Type of Firefighter Volunteer
Age Range 51 to 55
Sex Male
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

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Woodmere
Incident State NY
Incident Date 6/14/2005 22:0
Incident Location Residential
Incident Attribute Attic fires , Fires

Incident Summary

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.


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