Omaha firefighters on Wednesday tried in vain to resuscitate one of their own after being called to the home of a 35-year-old firefighter.

Jeremy Knott was pronounced dead at Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy. The cause of death isn’t known, according to a statement from the Fire Department.

“The Omaha Fire Department offers our condolences, thoughts, and prayers to his wife and family at this time,” Fire Chief Dan Olsen said in the statement.

In a post on Facebook, Omaha Professional Firefighters Local 385 described Knott as a well-respected and dedicated member of the union.

“We know that the crews of Truck 53 and (Medic)52B were dispatched to his home and as expected performed everything in their power to resuscitate him,” the union said on Facebook. “Please keep our Brother’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.”

Knott was a fire apparatus engineer. He joined the Fire Department in 2007 and became a paramedic in 2012. He was promoted to his current position in 2013.

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