Doug Deckard

While outside of his vehicle checking water conditions during severe storms that were occurring throughout north-central Arkansas, Fire Chief Doug Deckard was struck by another vehicle on Highway 25 just west of the Faulkner-Cleburne County line near Quitman. Fire Chief Deckard passed away a short time later from the injuries sustained when struck.

Department Information

Cove Creek Pearson Fire Department
1149 Edgemont Road
Quitman, Arkansas 72131

Chief: Assistant Chief Kenny Sanders

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

Age: 51 
Rank: Fire Chief 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Apr 30, 2017 04:00
Date of death: Apr 30, 2017 
Cause of death: Struck By 
Nature of death: Trauma 
Activity type: Not On Scene 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty 
Fixed property use: Street/Road