The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Philip H. Neubich, 69, of the Spooner Fire District Department on April 25, 2018.
On April 24, 2018, at 2319hrs, Firefighter Philip H. Neubich responded to the fire station when his fire department was paged out for a gas leak inside of a residence. Several hours later, at approximately 0615hrs, at home, Firefighter Neubich was found unresponsive by his wife. Local EMS responded, but Firefighter Neubich was found to be deceased. The nature of fatal injury is reported to have been a heart attack.
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Neubich at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 32 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2018. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.