Richard Jenks, Lieutenant

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Lieutenant Richard Jenks collapsed while fighting a residential chimney fire. Other responders performed CPR on Lieutenant Jenks and transported him to Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket, RI, where he was pronounced deceased. The nature and cause of fatal injury are still to be determined.

Incident Location: 2044 Hill Rd, Pascoag, RI 02859 (U.S. National Grid: 19T BG 7430 5438)

Department information

Pascoag Fire Department
105 Main Street
U.S. National Grid: 19T BG 7614 4854
Pascoag, Rhode Island 02859-3104

Chief: Chief Harold “Butch” Carter

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

Age: 72
Rank: Lieutenant
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: February 14, 2018 08:15
Date of death: February 14, 2018
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential