Dave Wintz Line of Duty Death

Dave Wintz

Dave Wintz Line of Duty Death 5/6/2012

Dave Wintz Line of Duty Death






National Fallen Fire Fighters Foundation

Bucks County Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial



U.S. Fire Adminstration

U.S. Fire Administration Firefighter Fatality Notification – Bristol, PA

USA Firefighter Fatality Notification

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:

Name: David Wintz

Rank: Fire Police Captain

Age: 65

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 50

Date of Incident: 05/16/2012

Time of Incident: 0330hrs

Date of Death: 05/16/2012


Fire Department: Bristol Fire Compnay

Address: 198 Wood Street, P.O. Box 123, Bristol, PA 19007

Fire Department Chief: Herb Slack


Incident Description: Fire Police Captain responded to a chemical plant fire in Bucks County, PA, which was started by a lightning strike.  While directing traffic at the scene, Wintz started to feel ill and was taken home.  Wintz went into cardiac arrest at home and was then taken to Aria Health’s Torresdale Hospital where he passed away from an apparent heart attack.

Incident Location: 3100 block of State Road in Croydon, PA

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Fire Police Captain Wintz at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/

To date, 33 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2012. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @ http://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats.shtm


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