A firefighter in his fifties died this Friday evening of a heart attack during an intervention for a fire in nature in Loire-Atlantique, announced the Departmental Fire and Rescue Service (Sdis) .
“It is with immense sadness that SDIS 44 announces the death in service of the head of the Saint-Lyphard center during an intervention for a field fire”, indicated on Twitter the Sdis de Loire-Atlantique.
It is with great sadness that the SDIS 44 announces the death in service ordered of the head of the center of St Lyphard during an intervention for field fire. Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/t4plkpfI5f
– Firefighters 44 (@SDIS44) August 5, 2022
A small fire quickly put out
On Friday, north of Saint-Nazaire, a car caught fire and a fire spread around it, in a small wood, which was quickly extinguished by the firefighters who arrived on the spot, the prefecture of Saint-Nazaire told AFP. Loire Atlantique. But, “during the intervention, the head of the center of the firefighters of Saint-Lyphard, aged about 50, became unwell” and died in the hospital of Saint-Nazaire, specified the prefecture of Loire Atlantique.
Last summer, the Loire-Atlantique firefighters were bereaved by the death of a 60-year-old volunteer firefighter during training with a team of water rescuers from Sdis in Pornic.
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