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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Terrance Freeman
Agency Rockford Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 36 to 40
Sex Male
Date of Birth 6/8/1972
Date of Death 11/22/2009
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Post-incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Westmont
Incident State IL
Incident Date 11/22/2009 12:0
Incident Location Residential
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On November 22, 2009, Firefighter Terrance Freeman of the Rockford Fire Department suffered a fatal heart attack in the line of duty.

Freeman worked a 24-hour shift that ended at 8AM on November 22, and four hours later he collapsed from a fatal heart attack while visiting family in Westmont.

Funeral services for Freeman were held at Fitzgerald Funeral Home on November 28, and more than 100 firefighters from twenty departments attended the services. Freeman was survived by his widow, six children, and his parents and siblings.


Firefighter dies of apparent off-duty heart attack, Rockford Register Star, November 24, 2009.

Hundreds gather to honor firefighter, Rockford Register Star, November 28, 2009.

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