David A. Heath

Department Information

New Hanover County Fire Rescue
230 Government Center Drive
Suite 130
Wilmington, North Carolina 28403

Chief: Donnie Hall

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.

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

Age: 48 
Rank: Captain 
Classification: Career 
Incident Date: Oct 14, 2013 16:00
Date of Death: Oct 14, 2013 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type: Other 
Emergency Duty: No
Duty Type: Training 
Fixed Property Use: