Charles Monroe Tucker, Firefighter

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Firefighter Tucker and his son, a Junior Firefighter, were returning from fighting a wildland fire. They were in their personal vehicle, a 2001 Dodge Dakota. As they drove along the highway at the posted speed of 55 miles per hour, the vehicle suddenly veered to the side of the road and struck a parked logging trailer.

Both occupants were trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated. Both occupants were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash. Firefighter Tucker died as the result of trauma.

Incident Location: Outdoor fire - Winston County Road 37 (U.S. National Grid: 16S DC 5201 7149); MVA - Intersection of Hwy 278 & Hwy 13 (U.S. National Grid: 16S DC 4425 7214)

Department information

Lynn Fire and Rescue
2625 County Road
U.S. National Grid: 16S DC 4762 6862
Lynn, Alabama 35575

Chief: David Harris

Charles Monroe Tucker 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: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: March 30, 2016 15:00
Date of death: April 2, 2016
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Not On Scene
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Returning
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property