Tony Barker

Firefighter Barker and the members of his fire department were dispatched to a car fire. The fire started when wind blew down an electrical service line. A small metal storage building was also involved. As Firefighter Barker investigated the scene, he was electrocuted.

Firefighters on the scene provided treatment and Firefighter Barker was transported by ambulance to the hospital. He was pronounced dead at 1614hrs.

Department Information

Mountain View Volunteer Fire Department
5416 Mountain View Road
Hays, North Carolina 28635

Chief: Bill Johnson

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Tony Barker 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: 36 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Jun 13, 2013 15:00
Date of death: Jun 13, 2013 
Cause of death: Contact With 
Nature of death: Electrocution 
Activity type: Support 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed property use: Street/Road