Rick Winkles

Fire Chief Winkles suffered an apparent heart attack while working at the scene of an accidental grass fire that spread to and destroyed a nearby residence. Winkles was treated by fellow responders at the scene then transported to the hospital where he passed away. Incident Location: Hatche Coon Road (USNG: 15S YA 26 46)

Department Information

Trumann Fire Department
PO Box 171, 801 W Main ST
U.S. National Grid: 15S YA 2454 5034
Trumann, Arkansas 72472

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

Age: 53 
Rank: Fire Chief 
Classification: Career 
Incident Date: Jan 28, 2014 17:00
Date of Death: Jan 28, 2014 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type: Incident Command 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed Property Use: Outdoor Property