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Eugene Bauerlien


On October 19th, Firefighter Eugene Bauerlien suffered a fatal heart attack at the fire department. He had been on-duty all morning at the station cooking for the fire department fund-raiser. At about 11 am, he left to direct traffic for a college homecoming. This was part of his duty for the
photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Eugene Bauerlien 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

Westminster Fire Department
Box 367
Westminster, Maryland 21157

Chief: Jeff Alexander

Age: 72
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: October 19, 1996
Date of death: October 19, 1996
Cause of fatal injury: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of fatal injury: Heart Attack
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire

Last updated: June 13, 2012