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David Phelps

District Chief

On Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023, District Chief David Phelps was at the scene of a residential fire, where he was found deceased inside a fire apparatus from an apparent heart attack.

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

Department information

Prairieton Fire Department
3862 Hotel ST
Terre Haute, Indiana 47802

Chief: Bud Bonham

Age: 74
Rank: District Chief
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: November 2, 2023 11:30 p.m.
Date of death: November 2, 2023
Cause of fatal injury: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of fatal injury: Heart Attack
Activity type: Incident Command
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: November 06, 2023