David C. Lidke

Having just returned to the station from working scene safety at two residential structure fires, Fire Police Lieutenant Lidke suffered a medical emergency and collapsed while directing traffic to assist apparatus back into quarters. The nature and cause of Lidke’s fatal injury is still to be determined. Incident Location: 140 N Main ST, Hightstown, NJ 08520 (USNG: 18T WK 3667 5541)

Department Information

Hightstown Engine Company #1
140 N Main ST
USNG: 18T WK 3667 5541
Hightstown, New Jersey 08520

Chief: Lawrence Van Kirk

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

Age: 51 
Rank: Fire Police Lieutenant 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Dec 23, 2013 14:30
Date of Death: Dec 23, 2013 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type: Other 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: Returning 
Fixed Property Use: Street/Road 
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