Donald M. Mize

Firefighter Cadet Mize was participating in a training exercise that included simulated firefighting tasks. After approximately 30 minutes of work, Firefighter Cadet Mize was in a cool down period when he suddenly collapsed. Other firefighters provided medical treatment including CPR and the application of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). Firefighter Cadet Mize was transported to the hospital but did not survive. The cause of death was not released.

Firefighter Cadet Mize was a retired teacher and had been medically cleared to participate in firefighter activities, according to press reports.

Incident Location: Fire Department Training Field, 911 North Kansas AVE, League City, TX (USNG: 15R TN 9709 6709)

Department Information

League City Volunteer Fire Department
PO Box 931, 601 2ND ST
USNG: 15R TN 9728 6648
League City, Texas 77573-0931

Chief: Brad Goudie

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Donald M. Mize 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: 62 
Rank: Firefighter Cadet 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Mar 6, 2013 19:56
Date of death: Mar 6, 2013 
Cause of death: Other 
Nature of death: Other 
Activity type: Not On Scene 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training 
Fixed property use: