Joseph Charles Darr

While working his shift and performing duties at the firehouse on August 17, 2013, Assistant Fire Chief Darr was found unresponsive. Assistant Chief Darr was transported to a local hospital and was subsequently transported by air ambulance to a regional hospital. Although he was released by the hospital, Assistant Chief Darr was again found unresponsive while still on medical leave on September 4, 2013. He was again transported to a hospital where he passed away that day from a cardiac-related illness.

Department Information

Chillicothe Fire Department
700 2nd Street
Chillicothe, Missouri 64601

Chief: Darrell Wright

Joseph Charles Darr was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 62 
Rank: Assistant Fire Chief 
Classification: Career 
Incident Date: Aug 17, 2013 06:30
Date of Death: Sep 4, 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: Store/Office 
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