Joshua “Josh” Mequaine Woods

Firefighter Woods was responding in his personal vehicle to an emergency medical incident – a heart attack with CPR in progress. As he responded, Firefighter Woods’ vehicle crossed the center line of the roadway. Firefighter Woods overcorrected to the right and the vehicle left the roadway, struck a ditch and two trees.

Firefighter Woods was killed as a result of the crash. He was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and his vehicle’s airbag did deploy. He was not ejected. Vehicle speed was cited as a contributing factor in the law enforcement report.

Incident location: Silk Hope Road, NC (US National Grid 17S PV 4469 5872)

Department Information

Siler City Fire Department
310 N. Chatham Avenue
US National Grid: 17S PV 3887 5456
Siler City, North Carolina 27344

Chief: Scott J. Murphy

Joshua “Josh” Mequaine Woods 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: 24 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Paid-on-Call 
Incident date: Jan 12, 2016 01:11
Date of death: Jan 12, 2016 
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft 
Nature of death: Trauma 
Activity type: Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding 
Fixed property use: Street/Road