Michael Scott Norton, Firefighter-Paramedic

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Firefighter-Paramedic Norton worked a 24-hour shift that ended the morning of March 1, 2017. During the shift, Firefighter-Paramedic North responded to at least four emergency incidents. At one of these incidents, Firefighter-Paramedic North worked for an extended period of time at a full-involved structure fire. His activities at the scene included advancing handlines, aerial tower operation, and overhaul.

Just before midnight on March 1st, Firefighter-Paramedic Norton’s wife discovered him unresponsive. He was transported to a hospital but was not revived. His death was caused by a heart attack.

Incident Location: 74 East Cole ST, Newnan, 30263 (U.S. National Grid: 16S GB 0687 9195)

Department information

Coweta County Fire Rescue
483 Turkey Creek RD
U.S. National Grid: 16S GB 0756 9264
Newnan, Georgia 30263

Chief: Pat Wilson

Michael Scott Norton 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: 38
Rank: Firefighter-Paramedic
Classification: Career
Incident date: March 1, 2017 03:26
Date of death: March 2, 2017
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Not On Scene
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: After
Fixed property use: Residential