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.
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.