Douglas McCauley, Fire Engineer

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Fire Engineer McCauley suffered a significant medical event while on duty Friday, February 2nd. Engineer McCauley was treated and transported by fellow firefighters and paramedics from the scene to Iowa Methodist Unity Point where he succumbed to his injury the following morning. The nature and cause of fatal injury are still to be determined.

Incident Location: 4900 block of Southeast 14th Street (U.S. National Grid: 15T VF 5022 9886)

Department information

Des Moines Fire Department
900 Mulberry ST
U.S. National Grid: 15T VG 4765 0379
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-3614

Chief: John TeKippe

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 59
Rank: Fire Engineer
Classification: Career
Incident date: February 10, 2017
Date of death: February 11, 2017
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office