Firefighter Varnell was at the fire department attending training. As Varnell was preparing to depart, he became ill and fellow responders quickly came to his aid with basic life support measures. As more assistance arrived, advanced life support was provided as Varnell was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to a nature and cause of injury still to be determined.
Incident Location: 6505 Webb Lake Road, Elm City, NC 27822 (U.S. National Grid: 18S TE 5159 5654)
Bakertown Volunteer Fire Department
6505 Webb Lake Road
U.S. National Grid: 18S TE 5159 5654
Elm City, North Carolina 27822
Chief: Kevin Gardner
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.