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Robert H. Marsh

Firefighter

Firefighter Marsh responded to a report of a vehicle crash on a highway just over the California line. Firefighter Marsh was the sole occupant of a light rescue vehicle that was stationed at his home. Firefighter Marsh spoke to other responding firefighters about three miles into California and reported that he had not located the crash. A few minutes later, all responding units were cancelled. The crew of an ambulance that had responded to the initial incident became concerned when Firefighter Marsh did not acknowledge the cancellation. The ambulance retraced the route taken by Firefighter Marsh and found his apparatus off the side of the road approximately six miles into California. All of the vehicle’s emergency lights were operating, and Firefighter Marsh was buckled into his seat belt. The crew of the ambulance found that Firefighter Marsh had died. The cause of death was listed as a heart attack. He had undergone a department physical two months prior to his death. The exam was within normal limits with the notation that Firefighter Marsh had a history of coronary artery disease, respiratory disease, and hearing loss.
photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Robert H. Marsh 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.

Department information

Cal Nev Ari Volunteer Fire Department
Clark County Fire Department
575 E Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

Chief: Earl Greene

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Age: 78
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: October 14, 2001 19:50
Date of death: October 14, 2001
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: Street/Road

Last updated: June 13, 2012