Wilkes County LODD 2-1-2009
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WILKES COUNTY – A Millers Creek firefighter died after becoming ill while operating a piece of apparatus at an emergency incident Sunday morning.
Firefighter William Gray Parsons, age 58, died after responding to a structure fire as the apparatus operator. Parson began experiencing chest pains, and EMS was called.
Parsons was eventually air-lifted to North Carolina Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem where he eventually died.
Firefighter Parsons had recently joined the North Carolina Forestry Service.
Arrangements will be posted when available.
Submission to FireNews.net Incident Reports:
Submission Date/Time: 2009-02-01 10:36 PM
TIMEFRAME: Delayed + 6 hours
INCIDENT_TYPE: 1st Alarm;
FD: millers creek fire dept.
ADDRESS: 172 amela dr.
DESCRIPTION: working house fire 2 story wood frame with smoke showing when arrived. units made attack with a quick knock down. contaned to one room with no ext. firefighter on scene had chest pain ems was called he was transported to hospital. firefighter had a masive heart attack. firefighter was air lifted to north carolina baptist medical center. the firefighter passed away due to the heart attack LODD. A/A from cricket fire dept. units were onscene for approx 3 hours.
UNITS: E2401 T2406 E4701 S2414 E2502 S2513
AGENCY: millers creek fire dept.
(additional article from goblueridge.net)
A Miller’s Creek firefighter fell ill and died over the weekend.
A spokesperson at the Miller’s Creek Fire Department confirmed reports that 58-year-old William Gray Parsons died Sunday morning after responding to an emergency incident as the apparatus operator.
Parsons reportedly became ill after arriving on scene and died several hours later at a nearby medical facility.
No further details have been released as the Miller’s Creek Fire Department was working with the Parsons family on Sunday.
Additional Source: goblueridge.net
Primary Agency: Millers Creek Volunteer Fire Department
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