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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Timothy Jansen
Agency Santa Fe Fire Protection District
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Volunteer
Age Range 41 to 45
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 12/2/2012
Cause of Death Struck by vehicle
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Emergency vehicle operations , Firefighting operations , Hose operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Bartelso
Incident State IL
Incident Date 12/2/2012 19:30
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute

Incident Summary

On December 2, 2012, Firefighter Timothy P. Jansen of the Santa Fe Fire Protection District died in the line of duty at the scene of a residential fire in Bartelso, Illinois. Jansen and other firefighters responded to the scene in a fire department pumper truck. As Jansen was pulling hose from the rear of the apparatus, he slipped and fell to the ground. Not aware that Jansen was still behind the vehicle, the engineer backed the apparatus and struck him. Jansen subsequently died from his injuries.

Jansen was a 15 year veteran of the Santa Fe Fire Protection District and was the owner and operator of a Bartelso restaurant. He was survived by his widow and two daughters.


Ed Rich, “Timothy P. Jansen killed at fire scene,”, December 3, 2012.

Kim Bell, “Firefighter dies after being hit by firetruck in Clinton County,” Post-Dispatch, December 3, 2012.

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