Rodney Eddins

While operating at the scene of a residential structure fire, Lieutenant Eddins collapsed from a nature of fatal injury still to be determined. Fellow firefighters removed Lieutenant Eddins from the structure and rushed him to Methodist South Hospital in critical condition where he succumbed to his injury. Fire crews determined the blaze started from a malfunctioning portable fan in the bedroom. There was not a working smoke alarm in the house, but two adults and four children at the home were uninjured.

Incident Location: 4513 Marigold Lane (U.S. National Grid: 15S YU 6527 7973)

Department Information

Memphis Fire Department
65 S Front Street
U.S. National Grid: 15S YU 6830 9297
Memphis, Tennessee 38103

Chief: Memphis Fire Director Gina Sweat

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

Age: 57 
Rank: Lieutenant 
Classification: Career 
Incident date: Apr 16, 2016 23:34
Date of death: Apr 17, 2016 
Cause of death: Unknown 
Nature of death: Unknown 
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed property use: Residential