Monday, December 3, 2012
We regret to advise you that 15-year veteran Firefighter Timothy Jansen was killed while working to contain a structure fire last night in Bartelso, Illinois. Bartelso is in Clinton County, east of St. Louis, MO. Sante Fe Fire Protection District FF Timothy P Jansen, 45, died in the Line of Duty while operating at the scene of a residential structure fire. The initial run came out as a wildland/brush fire at 1930 but as crews arrived on scene, they learned the fire had spread to a nearby residential structure. Initial reports are that as FF Jansen was operating at the scene of the fire, he was struck by fire apparatus. He was rushed to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries. We'll post updates as soon as they become available. Our sincere condolences to all affected. RIP.