Once again central office has delivered a radio message no firefighter wants to hear. For the second time in 2 days the Detroit Fire Department grieves the lost another member who died while on duty. Walter Szelag, Captain of Fire Boat 1, passed away from what appears to be a heart attack. At approximately 4:15 pm, November 20, 2015 crew members radioed for an ambulance to be sent to the fire boat station. Captain Szelag was transported to Detroit Receiving Hospital where he was pronounced dead. At 5:47 pm department radios delivered the sad news. "“Central office regrets to inform you of the untimely death of Capt. Walter Szelag of Fire Boat 1.” One firefighter reported that this was Captain Szelag's last scheduled shift of the season before the Fire Boat is shut down for the winter.