David Anthony Heath

Captain Heath was engaged in a fire department training exercise at a local community college. During the exercise, Captain Heath collapsed and died due to a heart attack.

Department Information

New Hanover County Fire Rescue
230 Government Center Drive
Suite 130
Wilmington, North Carolina 28403

Chief: Donnie Hall

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David Anthony Heath 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: 48 
Rank: Captain 
Classification: Career 
Incident date: Oct 14, 2013 16:00
Date of death: Oct 14, 2013 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Not On Scene 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training 
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