Assistant Chief of Operations Vanner was found by a fellow firefighter in his office unconscious and unresponsive. Chief Vanner was transported to Kent Hospital where despite the best efforts of EMTs and doctors from the 143d FES, North Kingstown Fire Department, and Kent Hospital, Chief Vanner passed away from an apparent heart attack.
Incident Location - USNG: 19T BG 9867 0786
143d Fire & Emergency Services, Quonset ANG Base R.I.
11 Flightline Drive
USNG: 19T BG 9867 0786
North Kingstown, Rhode Island 02816
Chief: Chief Anthony J. Novellino, Jr.
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.