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Fallen Firefigher: Chip Imker

Fallen Firefigher: Chip Imker

U.S. Fire Administration

May 30, 2011

Age: 35

Cause of Death: Fall

Rank: Firefighter

Nature of Death: Trauma

Classification: Volunteer

Emergency Duty: No

Incident Date: 05/23/2011

Duty Type: Training

Incident Time: 21:30

Activity Type: Other

Death Date: 05/23/2011

Fixed Prop. Use: Store/Office

Fire Dept. Info: Cambridge Fire Department
300 3rd AVE NE
USNG: 15T VL 8275 4684
Cambridge , Minnesota 55008

Chief: Sean Okerland

Initial Summary: Initial reports indicate that Firefighter Imker passed away from injuries he sustained after falling six to eight feet onto a concrete surface at the fire hall during rope rescue training. Investigation into the incident continues by local and state authorities. Incident Location: 300 3rd AVE NE, Cambridge, MN 55008 (USNG: 15T VL 8275 4684)

Memorial Fund Info: A Chip Imker Firefighter Memorial Fund has been established and donations can be sent to Minnco Credit Union, 235 1st Avenue West, Cambridge, MN 55008. Checks should be made payable to Kristin Hill.