James H Yiengst, Firefighter

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Firefighter Yiengst responded with his fire department to a motor vehicle accident (MVA) on the evening of March 31, 2017. The next morning, April 1, 2017, emergency medical services were summoned to his residence. Firefighter Yiengst indicated to one of his family members that he began feeling ill while at the MVA the previous evening. Firefighter Yiengst was treated and transported to the hospital where he passed away from a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be reported.

Incident Location: East Lincoln AVE and N Railroad ST, Myerstown, PA (U.S. National Grid: 18T UK 8920 7069)

Department information

Keystone Hook and Ladder Co #1
25 S Railroad ST
U.S. National Grid: 18T UK 8933 7013
Myerstown, Pennsylvania 17067-1342

Chief: Jason “Jake” Belleman

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

Age: 72
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: March 31, 2017 17:14
Date of death: April 1, 2017
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: After
Fixed property use: Street/Road