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Wesley Vanderver


On Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, Captain Wesley Vanderver responded to a residential fire.  While working pump operations, he suffered a heart attack.  CPR was immediately performed and he was transported to the local hospital.  He passed away a short time later.

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

Department information

Sugar Hill Volunteer Fire Department
60 County Road 3925
Mount Pleasant, Texas 75455

Chief: John Grubbs

Age: 86
Rank: Captain
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: October 27, 2021 5:07 p.m.
Date of death: October 27, 2021
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Pump Operations
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: December 01, 2021