John Morgan Burns

Lieutenant Burns was on-duty in his fire station. He was discovered deceased in the morning by other firefighters. His death was caused by a heart attack.

Incident Location: Myrtle Beach Fire Department Fire Station 5, 804 79th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC (U.S. National Grid: 17S QT 0172 3708)

Department Information

Myrtle Beach Fire Department
PO Box 2468, 921-B Oak ST
U.S. National Grid: 17S PT 9622 3051
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577-2468

Chief: Alvin Payne

John Morgan Burns 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: 60 
Rank: Lieutenant 
Classification: Career 
Incident date: Dec 3, 2014 06:45
Date of death: Dec 3, 2014 
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: Residential