David Charles Lidke

Fire Police Lieutenant Lidke and the members of his fire department were returning to quarters after responding on two residential structure fires. Fire Police Lieutenant Lidke was controlling traffic as apparatus backed into quarters when he collapsed as the result of a cardiac event.

Incident Location: 140 N Main ST, Hightstown, NJ 08520 (USNG: 18T WK 3667 5541)

Department Information

Hightstown Engine Company #1
140 N Main ST
USNG: 18T WK 3667 5541
Hightstown, New Jersey 08520

Chief: Lawrence Van Kirk

David Charles Lidke 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: 51 
Rank: Fire Police Lieutenant 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Dec 23, 2013 14:30
Date of death: Dec 23, 2013 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Other 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Returning 
Fixed property use: Street/Road