Illinois Firefighter Dies At Scene

The Springfield Fire/Rescue and IAFF Local 37 announce the death of Captain Joseph Rotherham of the Springfield Fire/Rescue. Captain Rotherham suffered a possible heart attack at the scene of a fire at 427 E. Iles Avenue.

The Springfield Fire/Rescue was called to the fire at 1:29 am Tuesday morning, Battalion Two, Engine One, Engine Five, Engine six, Engine Seven, and Truck Three responded.

Captain Rotherham was in the building with his crew, and came out of the building to replenish his air supply. He collapsed on the scene, and was treated by medical personnel, he was transported to St. John