Richard Sheltra

Firefighter Richard Sheltra died from injuries sustained while operating on the interior of a commercial structure fire at a strip mall in Pineville, North Carolina. A second firefighter was injured in the incident which remains under investigation by local, state, and federal authorities.

8500 Pineville Matthews Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226 (U.S. National Grid: 17S NU 1250 8285)

Department Information

The Pineville-Morrow Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue, Inc.
108 Church ST POB 574
U.S. National Grid: 17S NU 10078 82607
Pineville, North Carolina 28134

Chief: Michael Gerin

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

Age: 20 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Apr 30, 2016 21:03
Date of death: Apr 30, 2016 
Cause of death: Caught or Trapped 
Nature of death: Unknown 
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed property use: Store/Office