Firefighters from across the state paid tribute to Captain Jeff Volmer, a 40-year-old Mayer firefighter who died on Tuesday.
Volmer died of an apparent heart attack after a training exercise. His death marked the fourth straight line of duty death blamed on cardiac arrest.
“What’s predictable is preventable, so as a profession we need to remain vigilant and do a better job looking out for our own,” said George Esbensen, a board member for the Minnesota Fire Service Foundation.
Nationwide, over half of all line of duty fire fighter deaths are related to cardiac arrest.