James Franklin Dorminy, Lieutenant

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Lieutenant James Franklin Dorminy worked on May 8, 2017, and ran three calls: amusement park ride evacuation; rescue-assist at citizen cardiac arrest; and a false fire alarm. His shift ended at 0700hrs on May 9, 2017. After his shift, Dorminy went to an off-site, private gym for his regular workout. Lieutenant Dorminy was found floating in the pool by bystanders at approximately 0830hrs and was resuscitated. He never regained consciousness and the family terminated life support on Thursday, May 18, 2017. The nature and cause of fatal injury are still to be determined.

Incident Location: Lake Buena Vista, FL (U.S. National Grid: 17R MM 47 40 (DD: 28.394, -81.539))

Department information

Reedy Creek Emergency Services
651 E Buena Vista DR POB 10170
U.S. National Grid: 17R MM 4639 3783
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

Chief: Richard D. LePere, Jr.

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

Age: 55
Rank: Lieutenant
Classification: Career
Incident date: May 9, 2017 08:30
Date of death: May 18, 2017
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Fitness Activity
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: After

Memorial fund information

IAFF Fallen Firefighter Fund