Brenden A. Pierce, Firefighter

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On 02/19/19, Firefighter Brenden Pierce started his shift at the Palmerdale Fire District, Station 3. During this shift at approximately 12:30 a.m. on 02/20/2019, Pierce suffered a medical emergency after responding to a weather-related call. He was immediately transported to the Grandview Medical Center where he was declared brain dead on 02/20/2019. Because Pierce was an organ donor, his organs were transplanted to multiple recipients over the next few days. Pierce’s official date of death was 02/23/2019.

Incident Location: 8558 Bradford – Trafford Road, Pinson, Alabama, 35126 (U.S. National Grid: 16S EC 26811 34971 (DD: 33.754, -86.710))

Department information

Palmerdale Fire District
5340 Miles Spring Road
Pinson, Alabama 35126

Chief: Jason Howell

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

Age: 21
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: February 20, 2019 12:30
Date of death: February 23, 2019
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Cerebrovascular Accident
Activity type: Unknown
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: After
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property