Dale Scott Queen

Firefighter Queen and the members of his fire department were dispatched to assist the Morgan County Sheriff's Department regarding a call about an explosion in Hartselle.

Firefighter Queen became ill while searching a wooded area. He was removed from the wooded area to a vehicle staging area where his condition continued to worsen. He was transported to his fire station where he was met by an ambulance, his condition continued to worsen. Firefighter Queen was transported to the hospital by ambulance but did not recover. He was pronounced dead of an apparent heart attack at 1842hrs.

Incident Location: 19 Iron Man Road, Hartselle, AL (USNG: 16S ED 0043 1122)

Department Information

Oak Ridge Volunteer Fire Department
200 NW Simmons Road
USNG: 16S DD 9945 1417
Hartselle, Alabama 35640

Chief: Stephen Maples

Dale Scott Queen 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: 37 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Apr 29, 2013 18:30
Date of death: Apr 29, 2013 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Search and Rescue 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire 
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property