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Elvis Benson Maxwell


Firefighter Maxwell was responding as the driver of a fire department tanker (tender) to a structure fire at night and in the rain. He lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway, and overturned. An EMS unit enroute to the fire came upon the scene, they discovered Firefighter/Operator Maxwell still inside of the vehicle with no vital signs. ALS was administered at the scene and enroute to the hospital however, Firefighter/Operator Maxwell was pronounced dead in the emergency room. Firefighter/Operator Maxwell was not utilizing a seat belt and he was partially ejected in the collision. The cause of death was listed as blunt trauma.
photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Elvis Benson Maxwell was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

Department information

Grant Parish Fire District 5
P.O. Box 147

Pollock, Louisiana 71467

Chief: Dewayne Ewing

Age: 49
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: October 7, 1999 22:13
Date of death: October 7, 1999
Cause of fatal injury: Struck By
Nature of fatal injury: Trauma
Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Street/Road

Last updated: June 13, 2012