Billy R Jarvis

On March 4, 2015, while responding in a fire department vehicle to a downed power line call, Fire Chief Jarvis became ill with trouble breathing. His son, Fire Captain Jarvis, who was a passenger in the vehicle at the time, took over as driver and rushed Chief Jarvis to Highlands Regional Medical Center. Upon arrival at the hospital, Chief Jarvis went into cardiac arrest. Jarvis was revived by attending personnel and transferred to the Pikeville Medical Center where he succumbed to his injury on March 10, 2015. Incident Location: 2318 Kentucky Route 1426, Banner, KY (U.S. National Grid: 17S LB 5020 6006)

Department Information

Allen Fire Department
PO Box 276, 142 Court ST
U.S. National Grid: 17S LB 4813 6439
Allen, Kentucky 41601-0276

Chief: Assistant Fire Chief Jimmy Osborne

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

Age: 54 
Rank: Fire Chief 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Mar 4, 2015 19:35
Date of Death: Mar 10, 2015 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: Responding 
Fixed Property Use: Outdoor Property