Jerry Campbell

While at a work center and preparing to deploy to a wildland fire incident in the Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee, Firefighter Campbell fell ill from an apparent heart attack. According to reports, Campbell's condition suddenly deteriorated and he passed away from his injury while being prepared for air transport to the hospital. 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

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

Age: 61 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Wildland Full-Time 
Incident Date: Mar 1, 2014 
Date of Death: Mar 1, 2014 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type: Setup 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: Other On-Duty 
Fixed Property Use:  
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