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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name John Jeffers
Agency Wellington-Greer Fire Protection District
Rank Assistant Chief
Type of Firefighter Volunteer
Age Range 51 to 55
Sex Male
Date of Birth 4/19/1954
Date of Death 4/2/2009
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firehouse duties

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Wellington
Incident State IL
Incident Date 4/1/2009
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On April 1, 2009, Assistant Chief John Jeffers of the Wellington-Greer Fire Protection District became ill while on duty. After testing a fire hose and helping to reload it onto a fire engine, Jeffers reported feeling sick. He was taken home, where he suffered a fatal heart attack the following day.

Jeffers owned and operated Barney’s Garage in Wellington, and was also a farmer. Funeral services for Jeffers were held at the Wellington United Methodist Church on April 6, 2009, and he was buried at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

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