Chip Imker

A Cambridge firefighter who died May 24, 2011 as the result of a training accident at the Cambridge Fire Hall was honored this past weekend at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. Chip Imker was one of the 80 firefighters who died in 2011, and five firefighters who died in previous years, who were remembered [...]

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The 31st Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service will honor a Minnesota firefighter who died in the line of duty. Firefighter Chip A. Imker, 35, of the Cambridge Fire Department, is among the 80 firefighters who died in 2011 and five firefighters who died in previous years, who will be remembered at the official national [...]

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By Rachel Kytonen Kristin Hill has known Chip Imker her entire life. She smiles as she talks about them both growing up in the Cambridge area, and Chip pushing her into the bushes or snow when they were kids, and attending CCD classes together during middle school. They started dating in April 2001, and had [...]

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By Rachel Kytonen While the Cambridge community and Cambridge Fire Department continues to grieve the loss of firefighter Chip Imker, his family and friends reflect on his caring nature and giving spirit. During a press conference held Thursday, May 26, outside Cambridge Fire Hall, friends, family members and firefighters described 35-year-old Chip as a beloved [...]

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Chip A. Imker, 35, of Cambridge died May 24, 2011 at Hennepin County Medical Center as the result of an accident while participating in firefighter training.  Chip Andrew Imker was born June 21, 1975 in Springfield, Minn. to Richard and Susan (Bendiske) Imker. At a young age their family moved to Cambridge where Chip was [...]

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By Rachel Kytonen A Cambridge firefighter, who had only been on the volunteer fire department for 18 months, was tragically killed in what the city administrator is calling an “unfortunate accident.”     Following a training session at the Cambridge Fire Hall on Monday, May 23, firefighter Chip Imker, 35, was participating in rope rescue techniques [...]

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