The U.S. Fire Administration has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:
Captain Gary DeCook
Barnes City Fire Department
Barnes City, IA
On Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, Captain Gary DeCook was performing maintenance at the fire station, including fire apparatus and equipment work. After he was finished, he went home and less than 5 minutes after arriving, collapsed in his driveway. His fellow emergency responders arrived at the scene and immediately performed CPR but were unsuccessful. He passed away from an apparent heart attack.
Years of Service: 17
Date of Incident: August 27, 2022
Date of Death: August 27, 2022