Michael Johnston, Firefighter

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Firefighter Michael Johnston was driving the Equality Volunteer Fire Department’s 2004 GMC water tender when it overturned while responding to a brush fire. Firefighter Johnston was ejected from the truck in the single-vehicle accident and pronounced deceased at the scene from the injuries he sustained.

Department information

Equality Volunteer Fire Department
Coosa County Road 33
PO Box 13
Equality, Alabama 36036

Chief: Wade Turner

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

Age: 45
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: October 18, 2019 15:25
Date of death: October 18, 2019
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Street/Road