Dwight Greer

Captain Greer returned from a response to a carbon monoxide alarm incident and participated in the department’s physical fitness program. He and other firefighters played basketball at the fire station for about an hour.

Captain Greer collapsed suddenly. He was treated by firefighters, including the use of an AED. He was transported to the hospital but did not recover. His death was caused by a heart attack.

For additional information regarding this incident, please refer to NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program report F2015-12 (https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/reports/face201512.html)

Incident Location: 730 Forest Park Circle, Philadelphia, MS (U.S. National Grid: 16S CB 0245 2916)

Department Information

Philadelphia Fire Department
907 Herman Alford Memorial HWY
U.S. National Grid: 16S CB 0251 3079
Philadelphia, Mississippi 39350

Chief: Pierce Clark

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Dwight Greer 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: 44 
Rank: Captain 
Classification: Career 
Incident date: May 6, 2015 18:30
Date of death: May 6, 2015 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Heart Attack 
Activity type: Fitness Activity 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training 
Fixed property use: