James Buckland Clark

Lieutenant Clark worked a 24-hour shift ending at 0700hrs on April 11, 2013. During the shift, units responded to 11 incidents. After he went off-duty, Lieutenant Clark cancelled an appointment and also cancelled his attendance at practice for a local track team, saying that he was not feeling well.

Sometime during the day, Lieutenant Clark suffered a heart attack and died in his home. He was found deceased by a family member at approximately 1920hrs.

Department Information

Bedford Fire Department
55 Constitution DR
USNG: 19T BH 9575 5909
Bedford, New Hampshire 03110-6008

Chief: Scott Wiggin

James Buckland Clark was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 56 
Rank: Lieutenant 
Classification: Career 
Incident Date: Apr 11, 2013 
Date of Death: Apr 11, 2013 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type: Not On Scene 
Emergency Duty: No
Duty Type: After 
Fixed Property Use:  
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Memorial Fund Information

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mount Zion Christian School, 132 Titus AVE, Manchester, NH 03103; and/or the Bedford Professional Firefighters Association, 55 Constitution DR, Bedford, NH 03110.