Steven Joseph Knaus

Firefighter Knaus completed a 24-hour work period at noon on February 28, 2014. The shift had included response to numerous fire and emergency medical incidents. At 2044hrs Firefighter Knaus was found unconscious by the side of his personal vehicle in the driveway of his home. He was treated and transported to the hospital but did not survive. His death was caused by a heart attack. Firefighter Knaus was also a Cleveland firefighter.

Incident Location: 17609 Harland ST, Cleveland, OH (U.S. National Grid: 17T MG 5356 0423)

Department Information

Willowick Fire Department
30435 Lake Shore BLVD
U.S. National Grid: 17T MG 6043 0975
Willowick, Ohio 44095-4624

Chief: Robert Posipanka

Steven Joseph Knaus was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 47 
Rank: Firefighter First Class 
Classification: Part-Time (Paid) 
Incident Date: Feb 28, 2014 20:44
Date of Death: Feb 28, 2014 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type: Not On Scene 
Emergency Duty: No
Duty Type: After 
Fixed Property Use: