Ames Firefighter Steve Buser Dies
The City of Ames is saddened to announce the line of duty death of firefighter Steve Buser, 51, who passed away after a medical emergency this morning at Fire Station No. 2. He had been with the Ames Fire Department since Nov. 18, 1999.
“The entire Ames Fire Department is grieving Steve’s passing,” said Deputy Fire Chief Rich Higgins. “Steve was a true professional who always promoted safety and wellness. He instructed others in first aid, CPR, and coordinated defibrillator training in our organization and around the community. Steve was a devoted husband and proud father, and we will all miss him tremendously.”
Firefighter Buser was at the station this morning working out. He was discovered unresponsive and taken to Mary Greeley Medical Center by ambulance where he was pronounced dead.
A cause of death has not been determined. Service information will be released once it is known.