Follow Up: Platteville firefighter takes his life; Fire Chief speaks on importance of mental health

  • Source: WMSN-TV Fox 47 Madison
  • Published: 02/05/2019 06:33 AM

VIDEO: On Friday, Platteville Fire Chief Ryan Simmons got a phone call he wasn't expecting. "It felt like a shock to us," Simmons said. Volunteer firefighter Tim Ebert died by suicide last week. "He was a student at UW-Platteville. So, between being a student working part time and being a volunteer on the Fire Department, he was a pretty busy guy," Simmons said. Ebert had been volunteering with the Platteville Fire Department since fall 2017. Simmons said Ebert was from Saint Germain and would volunteer with the fire department there as well. Simmons said Ebert was always smiling and always willing to help people.


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