Ames firefighter dies on the job

AMES - An Ames firefighter died while working out at the station Friday morning.

Steve Buser, 51, was found unresponsive and taken to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

"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 and CPR."

Buser had been with the department since 1999.

A cause of death has not been determined. He was a hubsand and a father.


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