Bernard Clyde Olive, Jr., Assistant Fire Chief

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On April 5, 2018, Assistant Fire Chief/Fire Marshal Olive was found unresponsive and in cardiac arrest in his department vehicle.  Chief Olive was treated by department personnel and transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.  The Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office has classified this as an on-duty death.  A Firefighter Fatality Investigation was initiated by the Fire Marshal’s Office but has not been completed.  No autopsy was conducted since Chief Olive was under a physician’s care prior to the event.  The Fire Marshal has classified this as a cardiac-related death.

Incident Location: 4624 Garth RD, Baytown, TX (U.S. National Grid: 15R UN 0895 9544)

Department information

Baytown Fire Department
201 E Wye DR
U.S. National Grid: 15R UN 1020 9331
Baytown, Texas 77521-4130

Chief: Kenneth Dobson

Bernard Clyde Olive, Jr. was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 68
Rank: Assistant Fire Chief
Classification: Career
Incident date: April 5, 2018 16:15
Date of death: April 5, 2018
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Not On Scene
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property