Prentice “Jay” Tyndall

Firefighter Tyndall and the members of his fire department were dispatched to a mutual aid structure fire at approximately 2215hrs on May 8, 2016. While responding, the request was cancelled and firefighters returned to quarters. The next day around noon, Firefighter Tyndall called his wife to advise her that he was experiencing severe head pain. He was transported to the hospital and was diagnosed with a CVA. He was flown to a regional medical center and then transferred by air to another medical center for surgery. Despite these efforts, Firefighter Tyndall died as a result of his CVA on May 12, 2016.

Incident Location: Dawson Station Road, Kinston, NC (U.S. National Grid: 18S TE 6135 1605)

Department Information

Hugo Volunteer Fire and Rescue
2941 Hugo RD
U.S. National Grid: 18S TE 6993 1929
Grifton, North Carolina 28530

Chief: Johnny Craft

Prentice “Jay” Tyndall 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: 45 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: May 8, 2016 22:00
Date of death: May 12, 2016 
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of death: Cerebrovascular Accident 
Activity type: Not On Scene 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: After 
Fixed property use: