Approximately four hours after going off of a shift which included several emergency response calls, Lieutenant Newland suffered an aortic dissection. Newland was treated and transported to a local hospital then flown to Health Park Hospital for specialized care where he remained for just over a week before passing away from his injury.
Incident Location: Cape Coral, FL (U.S. National Grid: 17R MK 05 38)
North Port Fire Rescue
4980 City Center BLVD
U.S. National Grid: 17R LK 8087 9518
North Port, Florida 34286-8037
Chief: William J. Taaffe
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.