David F. Jameson, Jr., Firefighter/Hazmat Technician

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On May 7, 2020, at approximately 1300hrs, Firefighter/Hazmat Technician David F. Jameson, Jr., from the Independence Fire Department, responded to a report of a residential fire.  Upon arrival, he was not feeling well and was experiencing shortness of breath.  He remained in the truck while others addressed the fire, which was determined to be an illegal open burn.  When the crew returned to the pumper, Firefighter/Hazmat Technician Jameson became unresponsive.  Medical care was immediately provided and he was transported to the Centerpoint Medical Center where he later passed away.  The cause of death has not yet been determined.

Department information

Independence Fire Department
950 North Spring Street
Independence, Missouri 64050

Chief: Douglas Short

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

Age: 52
Rank: Firefighter/Hazmat Technician
Classification: Career
Incident date: May 7, 2020 13:00
Date of death: May 7, 2020
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential