George “Johnny” Childs, Firefighter

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On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at approximately 1545hrs., Firefighter George “Johnny” Childs responded to a residential structure fire.  The next morning, Thursday, December 5, 2019, he was found unresponsive by his personal vehicle outside a local business.  He was immediately taken to the hospital where he passed away from cardiac arrest.

Department information

Arcade Fire Department
483 Swann Road
Jefferson, Georgia 30549

Chief: Parker Griffith

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

Age: 64
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: December 4, 2019 15:45
Date of death: December 5, 2019
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: After
Fixed property use: Residential