Hugh Ferguson

While working to establish a water supply at the scene of a vacant residential building fire, Fire Chief Ferguson collapsed from an apparent heart attack. Fellow responders immediately rendered assistance to Ferguson and transported him by Life Flight to the Memorial Hermann Hospital where he succumbed to his injury. Incident Location: Commerce Street and Woodward Street (U.S. National Grid: 15R TN 3412 4348)

Department Information

Damon Volunteer Fire Department
PO Box 118, 3523 Cedar ST
U.S. National Grid: 15R TN 3445 4345
Damon, Texas 77430

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

Age: 52 
Rank: Fire Chief 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Apr 21, 2014 23:00
Date of Death: Apr 22, 2014 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type: Water Supply 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed Property Use: Vacant Property