We regret to pass on that veteran Firefighter David Phelps of the Prairieton Fire Department in Terre Haute, Indiana died in the Line of Duty. Firefighter Phelps was found deceased inside a fire apparatus at a fire scene Thursday evening. He had died of an apparent medical emergency.
NOTE: Firefighter Phelps was 74 years old and had served as a firefighter for over 59 years. He was named the Indiana Volunteer Firefighter of the Year (“Mister IVFA”) earlier this year by the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association. He is survived by his wife, Michelle; daughter, Ramie; and son, Drew. Drew is a 19-year firefighter with the Terre Haute Fire Department.
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Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.