Douglas Edwin McCauley, Fire Engineer

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Fire Engineer McCauley was assigned to a staff position on February 10, 2017. He suffered a medical emergency while eating lunch at a local restaurant. Firefighters responded and transported Fire Engineer McCauley to a local hospital where he died the next day. His death was caused by a heart attack.

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

Douglas Edwin McCauley was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 58
Rank: Fire Engineer
Classification: Career
Incident date: February 10, 2017
Date of death: February 11, 2017
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office