Romulus “Tony” Sanderson Spencer III, Chief

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On 05/31/2018 at 2100hrs, Chief Tony Spencer III finished participating in a Firefighter I & II Hose certification class. A few hours later at approximately 0130hrs on 06/01/2018, Chief Spencer suffered a cardiac arrest at his residence and was airlifted to Norfolk Medical Center. Chief Spencer passed away on 06/03/2018 at Norfolk Medical Center from the injuries sustained.

Department information

Engelhard Fire and Rescue
34545 US-264 Hwy
PO Box 296
Engelhard, North Carolina 27824

Chief: Assistant Chief Mitchell Gibbs/Assistant Chief Johnny Gibbs

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

Age: 51
Rank: Chief
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: May 31, 2018 21:00
Date of death: June 3, 2018
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Not On Scene
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: After