John P Whelan, III

On June 28, while checking for extension from a dumpster fire, Engineer Whelan was critically injured when a skylight collapsed and he fell through the roof of an abandoned building at 3860 Blake Street. Whelan was treated at the scene and transported to the hospital for medical care including several surgeries. On July 15, several days after being released from the hospital to recover at home, Engineer Whelan was taken to St. Anthony North Health Campus with shortness of breath where, less than an hour later, he passed away from medical complications. Incident Location: 3860 Blake Street (U.S. National Grid: 13S EE 0239 0239)

Department Information

Denver Fire Department
745 W. Colfax AVE
U.S. National Grid: 13S ED 0022 9894
Denver, Colorado 80204-2612

Chief: Eric Tade

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

Age: 46 
Rank: Engineer 
Classification: Career 
Incident Date: Jun 28, 2015 19:45
Date of Death: Jul 15, 2015 
Cause of Death: Fall 
Nature of Death: Trauma 
Activity Type: Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed Property Use: Vacant Property