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Christopher Allen Dill


Corporal Dill and the members of his engine company were dispatched on the second alarm to an apartment building fire at 1428 hours. Upon their arrival, Corporal Dill's engine was assigned as the Rapid Intervention Team (RIT). After the fire was knocked down, Corporal Dill and his crew were assigned to do overhaul on the structure. After approximately 20 minutes of work, the crew rested and drank water. When their overhaul duties were completed, Corporal Dill and his crew assisted other crews in picking up tools and hoselines. As the crew prepared to leave the scene, Corporal Dill told a member of his crew that his back was hurting. Corporal Dill sat down on the ground, began to feel worse, and asked for assistance. Corporal Dill lost consciousness and collapsed. Firefighters and responding EMS workers provided assistance and Corporal Dill was transported to the hospital. Despite efforts on the scene, in the ambulance, and at the hospital, Corporal Dill was pronounced dead at 1643 hours, 43 minutes after his collapse. His death was caused by a heart attack. Incident Location: Penn Grand Apartments, 3726 S. Penn Ave. (USNG: 14SPE31822141)
photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Christopher Allen Dill 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

Oklahoma City Fire Department
820 NW 5th St, , OK
U.S. National Grid: 14S PE 6195 1469
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106

Chief: G. Keith Bryant

Age: 43
Rank: Corporal
Classification: Career
Incident date: March 4, 2009 14:28
Date of death: March 4, 2009
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: December 28, 2017

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