Roger D. DeLongchamp, Driver-Operator

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On Saturday, January 18, 2020, Driver-Operator Roger D. DeLongchamp was preparing to depart the station in a tanker on an emergency response for a reported structure fire when he collapsed.  He was immediately treated by other responders but efforts were unsuccessful.  Driver-Operator DeLongchamp was declared deceased at 0300hrs from an apparent heart attack. 

Department information

Willow-Caswell Fire Department
680 N Seward Meridian Parkway
Wasilla, Alaska 99654

Chief: Victor Snell

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

Age: 66
Rank: Driver-Operator
Classification: Paid-on-Call
Incident date: January 18, 2020 02:00
Date of death: January 18, 2020
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Residential