Douglas Falconer, Correctional Officer II

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Officer Falconer had been dispatched on September 30, 2008, with an inmate crew to the Sacramento Fire in the vicinity of Lake Havasu City near the California border with Arizona. The crew had just set up its gear and was working the fire line when Officer Falconer told others that he was dizzy. He was sitting down when he collapsed. He was treated by medical personnel assigned to the fire and transported to a local hospital. He was pronounced dead of a heart attack at 1445hrs.

Department information

Arizona State Prison-Globe
1000 Fairgrounds Road
Globe, Arizona 85501

Chief: Wade Woolsey

Douglas Falconer was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 46
Rank: Correctional Officer II
Classification: Career
Incident date: October 1, 2008 14:00
Date of death: October 1, 2008
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Unknown
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

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