Detroit firefighter dies on the job after suffering heart attack

Members of the Detroit Fire Department are mourning Saturday as one of their own, Kevin Ramsey, 50, died after responding to multiple fire calls on Detroit's east side. 

The first fire was at an apartment complex on East Outer Drive at 10 a.m., then, another location on Mackay and 7 Mile at 1:30 p.m.

Detroit Deputy Fire Commissioner Dave Fornell says Ramsey was a 20-year veteran of the fire department and worked with Squad 3 on the city's east side. 

According to Fornell, Ramsey was complaining to his fellow firefighters of chest pain as his company returned to the fire house. It wasn't long after that that Ramsey collapsed, suffering a massive heart attack. 

Ramsey also served as an EMT for two years. Some of his former colleagues who knew him well, tried resuscitating him at Detroit receiving hospital before he was pronounced dead. 

Ramsey died at Detroit Receiving Hospital. 

Ramsey was born and raised in Detroit, graduating from Finney high school. His colleagues remember him as a loyal servant to the city, and master in the kitchen, whipping up meals for the firehouse between calls. 

 

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