Thelonious “Theo” Adams, Captain

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Captain Thelonious “Theo” Adams succumbed to injuries sustained as a passenger in a fire apparatus rollover in October of 2003. Adams was paralyzed from the neck down in the crash that occurred while the apparatus was responding to a false alarm call on Halloween night.

Incident Location: Rainbow Curve - U.S 95 and Rainbow BLVD (Vicinity of U.S. National Grid: 11S PA 5795 0500)

Department information

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue
500 N Casino Center BLVD
U.S. National Grid: 11S PA 6722 0498
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-2944

Chief: William McDonald

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

Age: 54
Rank: Captain
Classification: Career
Incident date: October 31, 2003
Date of death: May 1, 2018
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
Nature of death: Other
Activity type: Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Street/Road