Homer “J.R.” William Harrell

Lieutenant Harrell suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after coming off-duty. The 24-hour shift included extrication tool training and three emergency responses, one of which was after midnight.

Department Information

Orange City Fire Department
215 N Holly Ave
USNG: 17R MN 7098 0251
Orange City, Florida 32763

Chief: Chris Johnson

Homer “J.R.” William Harrell 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: 45 
Rank: Lieutenant 
Classification: Career 
Incident date: Feb 24, 2014 10:30
Date of death: Feb 24, 2014 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Not On Scene 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: After 
Fixed property use: