Joe Darr

While working his shift and performing duties at the firehouse on August 17, 2013, Assistant Fire Chief Darr was found unresponsive. Darr was transported to the Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe and subsequently transported by air ambulance to St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Although he was released by the hospital, Darr was again found unresponsive while still on medical leave on September 4, 2013. He was transported back to St. Luke's Hospital where he passed away that day from a cause still to be determined.

Department Information

Chillicothe Fire Department
700 2nd Street
Chillicothe, Missouri 64601

Chief: Darrell Wright

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

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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