Donald “Donny” Lepper, Firefighter/EMT

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On the morning of Sunday, February 23, 2020, after returning home from a grass fire, Firefighter/EMT Donald “Donny” Lepper collapsed.  He was immediately taken to the Community Hospital of McCook, where he was pronounced deceased.

Department information

Indianola Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad
102 N 4TH ST
PO Box M
Indianola, Nebraska 69034

Chief: Mason Nelms

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

Age: 46
Rank: Firefighter/EMT
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: February 22, 2020 14:30
Date of death: February 23, 2020
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property