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Marvin Huisman

First Assistant Chief

Chief Huisman and other firefighters were battling a brush fire. Chief Huisman had assisted with the extension of hose lines and was operating a fire pump. He suffered a heart attack and died.
photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Marvin Huisman was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

Department information

Wilmont Fire Department
P.O. Box 182
Wilmont, Minnesota 56185

Chief: Jim Henning

Age: 56
Rank: First Assistant Chief
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: October 7, 1999 17:30
Date of death: October 7, 1999
Cause of fatal injury: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of fatal injury: Heart Attack
Activity type: Water Supply
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

Last updated: June 13, 2012