Garry Rose

Firefighter Rose and the members of his fire department responded to an emergency medical incident. The patient was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with Firefighter Rose as a part of the ambulance crew. As Firefighter Rose wheeled the patient into the emergency room, he suffered a heart attack. Despite efforts to revive him, Firefighter Rose died.

Incident Location: 2000 Eoff Street, Wheeling, WV (U.S. National Grid: 17T NE 2378 3439)

Department Information

McMechen Volunteer Fire Department
811 Marshall
U.S. National Grid: 17S NE 2313 2651
McMechen, West Virginia 26040

Chief: Mark Martin

Garry Rose 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: 67 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Feb 6, 2015 23:55
Date of Death: Feb 6, 2015 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type: Other 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Non-Fire 
Fixed Property Use: Store/Office