Darrell D Parker

Chaplain/Firefighter Parker was responding to a hay bale fire incident in his personally operated vehicle, a Ford pickup truck.

As he responded, his vehicle left the right side of the roadway, went through a ditch, and collided with a brick barrier and trees. The vehicle finally came to rest at a row of trees. Firefighter Parker was found unconscious inside of the vehicle. Firefighter Parker suffered a heart attack and became unconscious as he responded.

Firefighter Parker was transported to the hospital and treated for a heart attack. He died on August 13, 2014.

Incident Location: 2100 block of K Street (U.S. National Grid: 14T PK 5574 4662)

Department Information

Fairbury Rural Fire Department
3020 Industrial AVE
U.S. National Grid: 14T PK 5552 4767
Fairbury, Nebraska 68352

Chief: Kenny Krause

Darrell D Parker 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: 56 
Rank: Chaplain/Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Aug 10, 2014 08:00
Date of death: Aug 13, 2014 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding 
Fixed property use: Street/Road