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Edward Karriem

Battalion Chief

On Saturday, February 13, 2021, Battalion Chief Edward Karriem was the commanding officer at the scene of a residential fire.  He was found unresponsive in his vehicle and firefighters immediately performed CPR.  He was then transported to the hospital where he later passed away.  The cause of his death is under investigation.

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

Department information

Little Rock Fire Department
624 South Chester ST
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

Chief: Delphone D. Hubbard

Age: 41
Rank: Battalion Chief
Classification: Career
Incident date: February 13, 2021 10:52 a.m.
Date of death: February 13, 2021
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Incident Command
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: February 17, 2021

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