Students & Instructors
Atascocita Volunteer Fire Department
7642 Farmingham Road
Atascocita, Texas 77346
Chief: William Bivens
On Saturday, September 15, during a smoke diver class designed to train firefighters advanced survival skills in full gear, Captain Neal Smith passed out from a heat-related illness. He was transported to a hospital during which CPR was administered. Captain Smith remained in critical condition until Monday, September 17, when he succumbed to his injuries at approximately 6:30 p.m. Doctors reportedly determined that Captain Smith's body temperature was more than 106 degrees.
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify
fatality incident information.
|Incident Date:||Sep 15, 2012|
|Date of Death:||Sep 17, 2012|
|Cause of Death:||Stress/Overexertion|
|Nature of Death:||Heat Exhaustion|
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