Dennis Eber Rodeman

Firefighter Rodeman was participating in the annual “Fill the Boot” fundraising campaign. He was wearing turnout pants and a reflective vest as he collected donations in an intersection.

A pickup truck that had passed through the intersection turned around, drove back to the scene at a high rate of speed, and struck Firefighter Rodeman. The vehicle then left the scene.

Firefighter Rodeman was treated by other firefighters and transported to the hospital where he died of traumatic injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck was arrested and charged with multiple felonies.

Department Information

Lansing Fire Department
120 E. Shiawassee
Lansing, Michigan 48933

Chief: Randy Talifarro

Dennis Eber Rodeman was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 35 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Career 
Incident date: Sep 9, 2015 15:41
Date of death: Sep 9, 2015 
Cause of death: Struck By 
Nature of death: Trauma 
Activity type: Not On Scene 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty 
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