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Derrick Ryan Webb


Captain Webb was in his fire station preparing for an upcoming training drill.  As he prepared, he conversed with a friend through his telephone.  As he practiced or demonstrated the donning and operation of an SCBA he became ill.  The friend contacted emergency services and Captain Webb was treated at the fire station and transported to the hospital.  He died as the result of a pulmonary embolism.  Captain Webb had a history of dealing with blood clots.

Incident Location: 2275 Standing Stone HWY, Cookville, TN 38506-7808 (U.S. National Grid: 16S FF 3999 2035)

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Derrick Ryan Webb was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

Department information

Hardy's Chapel Volunteer Fire Department
2275 Standing Stone HWY
U.S. National Grid: 16S FF 3999 2035
Cookville, Tennessee 38506-7808

Chief: Henry Webb

Age: 31
Rank: Captain
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: January 17, 2018
Date of death: January 17, 2018
Cause of fatal injury: Other
Nature of fatal injury: Other
Activity type: Not On Scene
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: July 17, 2019