Detroit Firefighters, Detroit, Dies, Veteran

DETROIT (WWJ) — Members of the Detroit Fire Department are mourning today as one of their own dies after responding to a call.

Deputy Fire Commissioner Dave Fornell says Kevin Ramsey, 50, was complaining about chest pains after as his company returned to the fire house. He was given medical treatment, but suffered a massive heart attack and later died after arriving to Receiving Hospital.

“Everybody is pretty well broken up about it, it’s unfortunate,” Fornell told WWJ. “We put our lives on the line every day and it’s unfortunate that something like this happens but all of our hearts and prayers go out to him and the family.

“Everything possible that could be done was done. The medics were there. It’s a very sad day for the Detroit Fire Department.”

Ramsey was a 20-year veteran, and worked with Squad 3 on the city’s east side. He had requested to work for Squad 3, which is one of the city’s busiest houses.

Ramsey reportedly grew up and attended school in Detroit, and was a “Detroiter through and through.”

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan met with Ramsey’s family at Receiving Hospital.


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