James R Varnell

Firefighter Varnell was at the fire department attending training. As Varnell was preparing to depart, he became ill and fellow responders quickly came to his aid with basic life support measures. As more assistance arrived, advanced life support was provided as Varnell was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to a nature and cause of injury still to be determined.

Incident Location: 6505 Webb Lake Road, Elm City, NC 27822 (U.S. National Grid: 18S TE 5159 5654)

Department Information

Bakertown Volunteer Fire Department
6505 Webb Lake Road
U.S. National Grid: 18S TE 5159 5654
Elm City, North Carolina 27822

Chief: Kevin Gardner

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 53 
Rank: Volunteer 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Feb 2, 2016 21:29
Date of death: Feb 2, 2016 
Cause of death: Unknown 
Nature of death: Unknown 
Activity type: Other 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty 
Fixed property use: