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Friday, June 12, 2009

Line of Duty Death, Firefighter Cole

Cole, Debra A.

Age: 40

Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion

Firefighter Cole collapsed in the station while on duty and after having run at least one emergency call. Her collapse was not witnessed but was overheard and she was tended to immediately by the rest of her crew. Cole was transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland, where she was treated and underwent almost 11 hours of surgery. Firefighter Cole succumbed to her injury at approximately 1630hrs the following day. The cause of death was reported by the department to have been a stroke. Incident Location: Western Avenue Station, 34 Crossing Drive (USNG: 19T CJ 9383 3207).
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