David A. Heath

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.

Department Information

New Hanover County Fire Rescue
230 Government Center Drive
Suite 130
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.

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:  
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