David Alan Brier

Private Brier was on-duty and responded to five emergency incidents including a fire alarm and EMS incidents. At approximately 0200hrs on July 13, 2013, he told his shift commander that he was not feeling well and was assigned dispatch duties. At 0703hrs, he responded to a medical emergency. Private Brier went off-duty at 0800hrs. Following his shift, he went home and suffered a heart attack a short time later. He was transported to the hospital and died as a result of the heart attack on July 22, 2013.

Department Information

Middleborough Fire Department
125 North Main Street
Middleborough, Massachusetts 02346

Chief: Lance Benjamino

David Alan Brier 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: 50 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Career 
Incident date: Jul 13, 2013 09:00
Date of death: Jul 22, 2013 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Not On Scene 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty 
Fixed property use: N/A