Robert Eugene Van Wormer

Battalion Chief Van Wormer was on assignment in Santa Cruz working an investigation. He was having dinner with an associate. Battalion Chief Van Wormer lost consciousness and was immediately transported to the hospital. His death was caused by a heart attack.

Department Information

Cal Fire Santa Clara Unit
15670 Monterey Street
USNG: 10S FG 2099 07912
Morgan Hill, California 95037

Chief: Steve Woodill

Robert Eugene Van Wormer was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 47 
Rank: Battalion Chief 
Classification: Career 
Incident date: Oct 27, 2012 19:00
Date of death: Oct 27, 2012 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Other 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty 
Fixed property use: Store/Office