Willow firefighter dies while responding to fire

  • Source: KTUU-TV NBC 2 Anchorage
  • Published: 01/19/2020 02:38 PM

A Willow Fire Department firefighter lost consciousness while preparing to depart for a call for service early Saturday morning and was pronounced deceased after fellow firefighters, EMS, Alaska State Troopers, and a LifeMed crew attempted life-saving measures. Willow firefighter Roger Delongchamp, 66, was in a fire truck preparing to depart in response to a fire when he reportedly lost consciousness just before 2:15 a.m. Saturday. Fellow Willow firefighters, EMS, Alaska State Troopers, and a LifeMed crew responded to the scene to assist. CPR was performed on Delongchamp for approximately one hour according to AST, after which time Delongchamp was declared deceased at 3:10 a.m. Saturday. Delongchamp's family has been notified. "It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our brother today," a statement from Mat-Su Director of Emergency Services Ken Barkley read.


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