Ruben E Mast, Firefighter

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Firefighter Mast was responding to the fire station in response to an emergency medical incident. He was responding in his personal vehicle, a 2008 Ford F250.

As he drove to the fire station, he crossed the center line to pass another vehicle, lost control, hit the guardrail, came back across the driving lanes, struck the other guardrail, and rolled. Firefighter Mast was ejected during the roll and sustained fatal injuries.

Incident Location: Eastbound on Walnut Creek Bottom Road near Trail Bottom RD NW (U.S. National Grid: 17T ME 4742 9348)

Department information

Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department
7899 Cherry Run RD NW POB 239
U.S. National Grid: 17T ME 4850 9313
Dundee, Ohio 44624

Chief: Mark Miller

Ruben E Mast 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: 43
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: December 19, 2016 16:59
Date of death: December 19, 2016
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Street/Road