William Francis Brinza III, Firefighter

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Firefighter William F. Brinza III responded to a reported structure fire near Elk River Marina. While still in the driver seat shortly after arriving on scene, Firefighter Brinza suffered a medical event. Despite the efforts of his fellow firefighters and Grove EMS paramedics already on scene, Firefighter Brinza passed away.

Incident Location: 65261 E 250 RD, Grove, OK 74344 (U.S. National Grid: 15S UA 4730 5775)

Department information

Cowskin Rural Fire District
25891 S 655 RD POB 6506
U.S. National Grid: 15S UA 4739 5638
Grove, Oklahoma 74344-6506

Chief: Monty Hackler

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

Age: 64
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: May 12, 2018 14:30
Date of death: May 12, 2018
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential