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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)

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

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