Jeffery Alan Blackmer, Firefighter

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At 0220hrs on December 20, 2017, Firefighter Blackmer responded with other members of his fire department to a mutual aid structure fire. On the scene, Firefighter Blackmer participated in extinguishment and overhaul. Hamilton Township units were released from the incident at approximately 0400hrs. Firefighter Blackmer and other Hamilton Township firefighters returned to their station.

Once back at the station, firefighters returned equipment to service. With the exception of Firefighter Blackmer, all firefighters left the station at approximately 0530hrs. Firefighter Blackmer remained at the station to complete cleanup.

At approximately 0930hrs, Firefighter Blackmer was found deceased in the fire station. He had suffered a fatal heart attack.

Incident Location: 7700 block of North Delaware County Road 320-E (Vicinity of U.S. National Grid: 16T FK 4229 5787)

Department information

Hamilton Township Volunteer Fire Company
8021 N State Road 3
U.S. National Grid: 16T FK 3874 5812
Muncie, Indiana 47303

Chief: Tim Baty

Jeffery Alan Blackmer 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: 42
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: December 20, 2017 02:19
Date of death: December 20, 2017
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Not On Scene
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Returning
Fixed property use: Store/Office