Tom Henrich, Chief

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At approximately 2:40 p.m. on Oct. 20, 2018, Chief Tom Henrich responded with Earling Fire and Rescue Department units to a combine and field fire. While on scene, Henrich fell ill. CPR was administered and Henrich was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. An autopsy is pending to determine the official cause of death.

Incident Location: Highway 37 and Hazel Road, Shelby County, Iowa (U.S. National Grid: 15T UG 00313 27772 (DD: 41.777, -95.403))

Department information

Earling Fire and Resuce Department
208 1st Avenue
Earling, Iowa 51530-5435

Chief: Jack Kenkel

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

Age: 58
Rank: Chief
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: October 20, 2018 14:40
Date of death: October 20, 2018
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Incident Command
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property