Lieutenant Dale Clinton “Clint” Hardemon responded with the West Blocton Fire Department to a structure fire at 0818hrs on the morning of August 13, 2017. While on scene at the structure fire, Lieutenant Hardemon operated the fire pump on the fire apparatus and also maneuvered fire hose around the structure and apparatus. Fire department units returned to service at 1120hrs. Hardemon then drove the apparatus back to the station with no problems noted.
Later that afternoon at approximately 1410hrs, Lieutenant Hardemon was at the fire station with Fire Chief Joe McCool looking at one of the fire department boats. Lieutenant Hardemon told the chief that he was feeling lightheaded and then fell to the ground unresponsive. Fire Chief McCool immediately began medical care and called 911.
McCool initiated CPR and placed Lieutenant Hardemon on the AED; 2 shocks were administered before the arrival of the ALS unit. Lieutenant Hardemon was taken by ambulance to Bibb Medical Center, and then airlifted to DCH Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased that evening from a heart attack.
Fire incident – vicinity of Davis Drive and Frog Level Road (U.S. National Grid: 16S DB 8632 6623); Fatal heart attack - 1139 Main Street, West Blocton, AL 35184 (U.S. National Grid: 16S DB 8931 6433)
West Blocton Fire Department
1139 Main Street
U.S. National Grid: 16S DB 8931 6433
West Blocton, Alabama 35184
Chief: Joe McCool
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.
|Incident date:||Aug 13, 2017 08:18|
|Date of death:||Aug 13, 2017|
|Cause of death:||Stress/Overexertion|
|Nature of death:||Heart Attack|
|Fixed property use:||Residential|