Ronald William Hinkle, Firefighter

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On October 17, 2017, Firefighter Hinkle responded to a motor vehicle crash with other members of his fire department. Firefighter Hinkle was found later in the day at his home unresponsive. Fellow firefighters and other first responders attempted to revive Hinkle, but all rescue efforts failed. Firefighter Hinkle passed away from a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be determined.

Incident Location: Route 52 and Hilldale RD (U.S. National Grid: 18T WM 2797 2254)

Department information

Loch Sheldrake Fire Department
1280 Rt-52
U.S. National Grid: 18T WM 2787 2527
Loch Sheldrake, New York 12759

Chief: Mike Ward

Ronald William Hinkle 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: 71
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: October 17, 2017 13:56
Date of death: October 17, 2017
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Not On Scene
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: After