While participating in a department training exercise, Captain David Heath collapsed from an apparent cardiac event. Although fire rescue personnel immediately performed CPR, applied a defibrillator and administered advanced life support measures, Captain Heath passed away.
New Hanover County Fire Rescue
230 Government Center Drive
Wilmington, North Carolina 28403
Chief: Donnie Hall
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.