Prince A. Mousley, Jr., Firefighter

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Firefighter Mousley was a member of a ladder company on the scene of an oil burner fire in the basement of a residential structure. As he and a partner entered the rear of the structure, Firefighter Mousley stated that he was tired and collapsed of a heart attack. Firefighter Mousley had just returned to duty after a battle with cancer. Further information related to this incident can be found in NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation 98-F-13.

Department information

Wilmington Fire Department
300 North Walnut Street
Public Safety Building
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Chief: James T. Wilmore

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Prince A. Mousley, Jr. 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: 58
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: January 6, 1998
Date of death: January 6, 1998
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire