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Kevin Ramsey, veteran Detroit firefighter, dies after back-to-back fires


Kevin Ramsey suffered an apparent heart attack Saturday afternoon. He started having chest pains after battling two fires.

“He was a wonderful, wonderful guy and a hell of fireman,” said Michael Nevin, of the Detroit Fire Fighters Association.

Around 10 a.m., Ramsey and his squad were called to East Outer Drive. He and the unit then moved right over to a second fire on Mackay Street by 1:30 p.m. By the time the engine returned to fire station nearly four hours later shortly after 2 p.m., the 50-year-old was going into cardiac arrest.

“His brothers at the fire station noticed he didn’t look well. They immediately began treatment,” Jones said.

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