Edward Switalski, Chief

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Chief Edward Switalski responded with the Comstock Township Department of Fire and Rescue to a reported motor vehicle accident on Eastbound I-94 near mile marker 81 at approximately 2230hrs. Upon arrival, they found an empty vehicle and no injuries to report. As fire crews were getting ready to leave the scene, a passing vehicle lost control and struck Chief Switalski, who was standing at the rear of his rescue vehicle returning equipment to service. Crews at the scene tried to revive him, but were not successful. Chief Switalski was pronounced dead at the scene.

Department information

Comstock Township Department of Fire and Rescue
Comstock, Michigan 49401

Chief: Deputy Chief Matt Beauchamp

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

Age: 55
Rank: Chief
Classification: Career
Incident date: June 14, 2017 22:30
Date of death: June 14, 2017
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Street/Road