David Anthony Heath

Captain Heath was engaged in a fire department training exercise at a local community college. During the exercise, Captain Heath collapsed and died due to a heart attack.

Department Information

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

Chief: Donnie Hall

David Anthony Heath was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
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: Not On Scene 
Emergency Duty: No
Duty Type: Training 
Fixed Property Use:  
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