Jason Byrd, District Chief

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District Chief (Station 14) Jason Byrd suffered an apparent heart attack while at the scene of a residential structure fire. Within 15 seconds of the medical emergency, responders administered advanced life support measures to Byrd and then transported him to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Incident Location: 360 Estate Drive, Eads, TN 38028 (U.S. National Grid: 16S BE 62070 01584 (DD: 35.299, -89.614))

Department information

Fayette County Fire Department
315 East Market Street
P.O. Box 1090
Somerville, Tennessee 38068

Chief: Richard Hartfield

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

Age: 42
Rank: District Chief
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: February 18, 2019 18:37
Date of death: February 18, 2019
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Incident Command
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential