Michael “Bubba” Eric Pennell, Captain

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While on-duty at the Central Alexander Fire Department, Captain Michael Pennel suffered a medical emergency and collapsed in the bay of the apparatus room as he completed station duties. He was transferred to the Frye Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be reported.

Department information

Central Alexander Fire Department
173 Emergency Street
Taylorsville, North Carolina 28681-2676

Chief: Matthew Jordan

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

Age: 49
Rank: Captain
Classification: Part-Time (Paid)
Incident date: April 17, 2017 13:45
Date of death: April 17, 2017
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office