Brad Gregrich, Firefighter/EMT

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On April 14, 2019, while on-duty at the fire station, Firefighter/EMT Brad Gregrich complained to his co-worker that he wasn’t feeling well, with a headache and feeling tired. The next morning, returning home after his shift, Firefighter/EMT Gregrich was still ill.  His wife transported him to the hospital.  The hospital then released him after an evaluation.  He returned home but became unresponsive and 9-1-1 was called. He was rushed back to the hospital where he suffered a major stroke and never regained consciousness.  He passed away at the hospital on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Department information

Desoto County Fire Rescue
122 North Hillsborough Avenue
Arcadia, Florida 34266

Chief: Chad Jorgensen

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

Age: 30
Rank: Firefighter/EMT
Classification: Career
Incident date: April 14, 2019 23:00
Date of death: April 27, 2019
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Cerebrovascular Accident
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office