Kevin Ramsey

Firefighter Kevin Ramsey died of an apparent heart attack shortly after returning to the firehouse from fighting a second commercial structure fire of the day. Firefighter Ramsey complained of nausea and chest pain to fellow firefighters, so they immediately began treatment and summoned advanced medical responders to the station. Firefighter Ramsey was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital where, despite all efforts, he succumbed to his injury.

Incident Location: Marcus Ave & May St, Detroit, MI 48213 (U.S. National Grid: 17T LG 3454 9580)

Department Information

Detroit Fire Department
1301 3rd Street, Suite 728
U.S. National Grid: 17T LG 3053 8850
Detroit, Michigan 48226

Chief: Executive Fire Commissioner Eric Jones

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

Age: 50 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Career 
Incident date: Jul 29, 2017 13:47
Date of death: Jul 29, 2017 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: After 
Fixed property use: Store/Office