Brian Alfred Woehlke

Firefighter Woehlke passed away from injuries sustained in a commercial structure fire at a strip mall. Woehlke was caught and trapped when the roof of the structure collapsed. Initial reports indicate that a Mayday call was made shortly after the collapse. Further details regarding the incident are pending and it remains under investigation by authorities. Incident Location: 6581 N Wayne RD, Westland, MI 48185 (USNG: 17T LG 0327 8955)

Department Information

Westland Fire Department
37201 Marquette ST
USNG: 17T LG 0168 8767
Westland, Michigan 48185

Chief: Michael J. Reddy

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 29 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Career 
Incident Date: May 8, 2013 09:00
Date of Death: May 8, 2013 
Cause of Death: Caught or Trapped 
Nature of Death: Asphyxiation 
Activity Type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed Property Use: Store/Office 
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Memorial Fund Information

Donations in Brian's honor may be made to the Westland Fire Fighters Charity, PO Box 851320, Westland, Michigan 48185.