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Joshua Lee Warren


Firefighter Warren began the day shift at his fire station at 0830hrs. He responded to an emergency medical incident at 0920hrs. Upon his return to station, he went to a local school to exercise. As he exercised, he suffered a heart attack. Firefighters were dispatched to the scene and transported Firefighter Warren to a hospital. His death was caused by undiagnosed hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a disease where the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick and pumping blood becomes difficult.

Incident Location: East Lincoln Middle School, 4137 Highway 73, Iron Station, NC 28080, (U.S. National Grid: 17S MV 9147 2578)

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Joshua Lee Warren 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.

Department information

Alexis Volunteer Fire Department
4168 Charles Raper Jonas HWY POB 157
U.S. National Grid: 17S MV 8967 1710
Alexis, North Carolina 28006-0157

Chief: Brad Presswood

Age: 33
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Part-Time (Paid)
Incident date: June 16, 2016 10:30
Date of death: June 16, 2016
Cause of fatal injury: Other
Nature of fatal injury: Other
Activity type: Fitness Activity
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training

Last updated: August 29, 2017