Jerry Campbell

Firefighter Campbell and the members of his wildland fire fighting team were activated for a response to a wildland incident at 2302hrs on February 28, 2014. Firefighter Campbell reported to his facility and was making preparations for response.

Firefighter Campbell reported feeling unwell to his supervisor. EMS responders were called and found that Firefighter Campbell was suffering a heart attack. He was transported to a hospital where he died as a result of his illness. He was pronounced dead at 0145hrs on March 1, 2014.

Incident Location: Near Tellico Plains, Tennessee (U.S. National Grid: 16S GE 4585 1665)

Department Information

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry
PO Box 40627, Melrose Station
U.S. National Grid: 16S EE 2239 9116
Nashville, Tennessee 37204

Chief: Assistant Commissioner and State Forester Jere Jeter

Jerry Campbell 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: 61 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Wildland Full-Time 
Incident Date: Mar 1, 2014 23:50
Date of Death: Mar 1, 2014 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type: Not On Scene 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: Other On-Duty 
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