Ronnie W. Peek

Firefighter Peek was participating in mandatory air management training when he began to experience difficulty breathing. He was treated for a heart attack and transported to the hospital. Firefighter Peek died at 2145hrs during heart catheterization treatment. For additional information regarding this incident, please refer to NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program report F2015-02 (

Department Information

Garden City Fire Department
302 N. 9th Street
Garden City, Kansas 67846

Chief: Allen Shelton

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Ronnie W. Peek 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: 49 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Career 
Incident date: Jan 22, 2015 20:00
Date of death: Jan 22, 2015 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Not On Scene 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training 
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