James Brooks

While winterizing boats and a station at the Fort Washington Marina in preparation for record low temperatures forecasted for the following day, Firefighter Brooks began to experience difficulty breathing and called 911. Firefighters and paramedics arrived to find Brooks in cardiac arrest and immediately began pre-hospital care. He was transported to a nearby medical facility and subsequently relocated to Medstar at Washington Hospital Center in "critical" condition where he succumbed to his injury on January 15th, 2014. Incident Location: Fort Washington Marina, 13600 King Charles Terrace, Fort Washington, MD 20744 (USNG: 18S UH 2410 8575)

Department Information

Prince George's Fire/ EMS Department
9201 Basil CT, STE 452
USNG: 18S UJ 3990 0896
Largo, Maryland 20774-5310

Chief: Marc S. Bashoor

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

Age: 62 
Rank: Firefighter/EMT 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Jan 7, 2014 00:10
Date of Death: Jan 15, 2014 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type: In-Station Duties 
Emergency Duty: No
Duty Type: Other On-Duty 
Fixed Property Use: