Jamie Angelo Peite

Chief Peite and the members of his fire department participated in pump operations training during the evening of March 4, 2014. At the training, Chief Piete complained of shoulder pain and feeling uncomfortable.

The next day, at approximately 1445hrs, Chief Peite called 911 and requested an ambulance. Initially, he was conscious and able to walk to the ambulance under his own power but his condition deteriorated rapidly. He went into cardiac arrest in the ambulance and could not be revived. Chief Peite’s death was caused by a heart attack.

Incident Location: N10892 Lake RD, Ironwood, MI 49938 (U.S. National Grid: 15T YM 1828 5264)

Department Information

Ironwood Township Volunteer Fire Department
N10892 Lake RD
U.S. National Grid: 15T YM 1828 5264
Ironwood, Michigan 49938

Chief: Mike Nelson

Jamie Angelo Peite 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: 43 
Rank: Fire Chief 
Classification: Paid-on-Call 
Incident Date: Mar 4, 2014 18:30
Date of Death: Mar 5, 2014 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type: Not On Scene 
Emergency Duty: No
Duty Type: Training 
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