Michael Watkins, Driver/Engineer

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On April 21, 2019, Driver/Engineer Michael Watkins was responding to a brush fire when he suffered a heart attack. He was immediately taken to the hospital where he passed away on April 24, 2019.

Department information

Northeast Lakeside Fire Department
5520 Highway 62 E
Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

Chief: Henry Porter

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

Age: 75
Rank: Driver/Engineer
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: April 21, 2019 14:45
Date of death: April 24, 2019
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property