Steven Joseph Knaus

Several hours after coming off of a shift that included four emergency responses, Firefighter Knaus was discovered in his vehicle located in the driveway of his home and in cardiac arrest. Knaus was treated and transported to the hospital but succumbed to his injury. 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

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

Age: 47 
Rank: Firefighter First Class 
Classification: Career 
Incident Date: Feb 28, 2014 
Date of Death: Feb 28, 2014 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type:  
Emergency Duty: No
Duty Type: After 
Fixed Property Use: