Terry “Dick” Richard Guss, Sr.

After returning to the station from working a residential fire call, Firefighter Guss slipped and fell from the running board of an engine striking his head on the apparatus bay floor. According to reports, Guss was transported to the hospital alert and in little pain. While at the hospital Guss’ condition worsened and he was transferred to ICU then underwent surgery to address pressure on the brain from bleeding. In spite of best efforts from fellow first responders and medical personnel at the hospital, Firefighter Guss succumbed to his injuries passing away on Sunday, December 15th. Incident Location: 24 E Main ST, South Zanesville, OH 43701-6213 (USNG: 17S ME 1299 1750)

Department Information

South Zanesville Fire Department
24 E Main ST
USNG: 17S ME 1299 1750
South Zanesville, Ohio 43701-6213

Chief: Norm Mansfield

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

Age: 71 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Dec 12, 2013 21:30
Date of Death: Dec 15, 2013 
Cause of Death: Fall 
Nature of Death: Trauma 
Activity Type: Other 
Emergency Duty: No
Duty Type: Other On-Duty 
Fixed Property Use:  
Follow us: Twitter Facebook