Dale F. Simpson‚ 38‚ firefighter‚ Clear Lake Volunteer Fire Department‚ died April 2‚ 2001‚ after helping to extinguish a fire. He was the chairman of the department’s Muster Committee‚ an annual gathering of antique fire equipment and display of firefighting techniques. He was in charge of the department’s EMT certification and helped raise funds for the purchase of a thermal imaging camera.
The son of a former department chief‚ as a child Simpson often rode his bike to the station when his dad was going out on a call. Simpson worked at Mercy Health Center.