Doug Deckard, Fire Chief

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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: April 30, 2017 04:00
Date of death: April 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