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Edward Levirgil Andrews IV

Fire Captain

Captain Andrews reported for duty at approximately 0750hrs on May 14, 2007. Captain Andrews and his partner prepared for the day by completing station and apparatus maintenance duties. Between 0830 hrs and 0900hrs, Captain Andrews and his other crew member drove to an area of their district that contained walking trails. The firefighters walked for some distance and then began to walk up a steep roadway. Captain Andrews complained of heartburn but dismissed it. The other firefighter began to run as Captain Andrews continued to walk. After a short time apart, the firefighter saw Captain Andrews on his back in apparent distress. The firefighter called for assistance and found Captain Andrews unresponsive. Other firefighters and EMS workers arrived and transported Captain Andrews to the hospital. Captain Andrews was pronounced dead by the emergency room physician.
photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Edward Levirgil Andrews IV 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

Redding Fire Department
777 Cypress Avenue
Redding, California 96001

Chief: Duane Fry

Age: 53
Rank: Fire Captain
Classification: Career
Incident date: May 14, 2007 10:04
Date of death: May 14, 2007
Cause of fatal injury: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of fatal injury: Heart Attack
Activity type: Fitness Activity
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

Last updated: September 02, 2014