Ronald Keith Helton, Firefighter

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Firefighter Helton suffered a fatal heart attack while setting up traffic control at the scene of a vehicle crash that required extrication.  He was treated and transported to a local hospital where he died the next day.

Department information

Firebrick Volunteer Fire Department
322 Firebrick Indian Run RD
South Portsmouth, Kentucky 41174

Chief: Chief Russ Gilliam

Ronald Keith Helton was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 65
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: October 28, 2018
Date of death: October 29, 2018
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Scene Safety
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Street/Road