David A. Brier

While working his 24-hour shift which started at 8 a.m. on July 12, 2013, Firefighter Brier told his shift commander that he did not feel well and rested for a while. Although his shift commander told Brier that he should go home sick, Brier decided to finish out his shift. Upon completion of the shift, Brier returned home where he soon suffered a heart attack. He was rushed to Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston and was on life support until July 22, 2013, when he passed away. Brier never regained consciousness.

Department Information

Middleborough Fire Department
125 North Main Street
Middleborough, Massachusetts 02346

Chief: Lance Benjamino

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 50 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Career 
Incident Date: Jul 13, 2013 09:00
Date of Death: Jul 22, 2013 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type: Not On Scene 
Emergency Duty: No
Duty Type: Other On-Duty 
Fixed Property Use: N/A 
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