Detroit firefighter dies of heart attack after battling two fires

Posted at 9:12 PM, Jul 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-30 08:51:11-04

Detroit firefighter Kevin Ramsey, a 20 year veteran, died after fighting two back-to-back fires in commercial buildings Saturday morning.

When he came back to the station, he complained of not feeling well and was transported to Receiving Hospital where he died of a heart attack. 

"Detroit lost a hero tonight," Detroit mayor Mike Duggan said. "I hope everyone in the city will keep the Ramsey family in their thoughts and prayers."

He was 50 years old.

"We lost a firefighter today, Detroit Fire Department commissioner Eric Jones said. "Firefighter Kevin Ramsey. A 20 year veteran who spent 2 years with EMS, 18 years with fire."

He worked at Squad 3 on the Detroit's east side.