James “Jim” Joseph Benken, District Chief/Medic

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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: April 13, 2017 15:19
Date of death: April 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