Eric J Balliet, Captain

Share this on: Twitter Facebook
Captain Balliet was leading search and rescue training in a building that had once housed a restaurant. He collapsed suddenly due to a heart attack. He was transported to a local hospital but did not survive.

Incident Location: 407 W Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805 (U.S. National Grid: USNG: 16T FL 5569 5345)

Department information

Fort Wayne Fire Department
1 East Main ST, Suite 901
U.S. National Grid: 16T FL 5631 4941
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802

Chief: Eric Lahey

Eric J Balliet was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 41
Rank: Captain
Classification: Career
Incident date: September 27, 2017 21:24
Date of death: September 27, 2017
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Search and Rescue
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: Store/Office