Timothy Paul Jansen

At 1934hrs on December 2, 2012, Bartelso/Santa Fe firefighters were dispatched to a report of a timber fire in their area with further reports that the fire was approaching a residence. Firefighter Jansen and another firefighter were the first to arrive on scene in a brush apparatus at 1953hrs. Firefighter Jansen was the passenger in the unit and jumped out of the apparatus to assist the driver while the apparatus was repositioned. As the apparatus moved backward, Firefighter Jansen was struck and run over by the vehicle. As other firefighters arrived on the scene, they were told by bystanders that a firefighter had been run over. Firefighters discovered Firefighter Jansen lying in the roadway, unconscious, not breathing, and pulseless. Firefighters requested an ambulance and focused their efforts on providing assistance to Firefighter Jansen. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2128hrs. The cause of death was listed as crushing injuries to the pelvis, abdomen, and chest. For additional information regarding this incident, please refer to NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program report F2012-31 (https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/pdfs/face201231.pdf) Incident Location: 9750 River Road (USNG: 16S BH 9183 7061)

Department Information

Santa Fe Fire Protection District
408 Caryle RD
USNG: 16S BH 8394 6825
Bartelso, Illinois 62218

Chief: Adam Maue

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Timothy Paul Jansen 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.
Age: 45 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Dec 2, 2012 19:30
Date of death: Dec 2, 2012 
Cause of death: Struck By 
Nature of death: Trauma 
Activity type: Support 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed property use: Residential 

Memorial fund information

Memorials can be made for Firefighter Jansen’s children’s education fund and will be received at the St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso, or through the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.