James “Jim” Joseph Benken

District Chief/Medic James “Jim” Benken completed a 24-hour shift at 0600hrs on 04/14/2017 which included one emergency response at 1519hrs on 04/13/2017. After completing the shift, District Chief/Medic Benken fell ill at approximately 1400hrs on 04/14/2017 and succumbed to an apparent cardiac arrest.

Department Information

City of Wyoming Fire and EMS
600 Grove Avenue
Wyoming, Ohio 45215

Chief: Steven Owens

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

Age: 65 
Rank: District Chief/Medic 
Classification: Part-Time (Paid) 
Incident date: Apr 13, 2017 15:19
Date of death: Apr 14, 2017 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: After 
Fixed property use: Residential