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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Robert DeMars
Agency Mattoon Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter [Unknown]
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 3/29/1966
Cause of Death Vehicle collision
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Responding to/returning from incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Mattoon
Incident State IL
Incident Date 3/29/1966 10:0
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

On March 29, 1966, Firefighter Robert DeMars of the Mattoon Fire Department died in the line of duty when two fire engines collided while responding to a fire. DeMars was fatally injured, and several other firefighters were hurt, and the collision left the city without any frontline apparatus for several weeks.

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