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Richard James Tiffany


Paramedic Firefighter Tiffany was completing on-duty physical training at his fire station. He completed a treadmill run and collapsed of an apparent heart attack. A company officer who was also engaged in physical training called 911 and began CPR. The company officer administered oxygen and applied an AED. Despite his efforts, Paramedic Firefighter Tiffany was pronounced dead at the fire station. Clark County Fire District #12 web site -
photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Richard James Tiffany 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.

Department information

Clark County Fire District 12
26506 NE 10th Ave.
Ridgefield, Washington 98642

Chief: Larry Bartel

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Age: 35
Rank: Paramedic/Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: November 17, 2003 17:12
Date of death: November 17, 2003
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Fitness Activity
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: N/A

Last updated: June 13, 2012