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Earnest “Moe” McDuffie


Captain McDuffie was on-duty and running in a local park as a part of his department’s physical fitness program.  He collapsed during the run and treatment was provided by other firefighters.  He was transported to a local medical facility where he was pronounced dead.  His death was caused by a heart attack.

James Brown Park (U.S. National Grid: 17R MR 4590 2352

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Earnest “Moe” McDuffie was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

Department information

Hinesville Fire Department
103 Liberty ST
U.S. National Grid: 17R MR 4365 2344
Hinesville, Georgia 31313

Chief: Lamar Cook

Age: 51
Rank: Captain
Classification: Career
Incident date: February 20, 2018 18:30
Date of death: February 20, 2018
Cause of fatal injury: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of fatal injury: Heart Attack
Activity type: Not On Scene
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

Last updated: July 11, 2019