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Lisa Ann Farrow


Firefighter Farrow had provided support at the scene of a fire that was confined to food on the stove. As she was returning equipment to the apparatus at the conclusion of the incident, she collapsed. EMS assistance was on-scene and provided aid immediately. Firefighter Farrow was transported to the nearest hospital, a 50-mile trip. Shortly after her departure from the scene, Firefighter Farrow went into cardiac arrest. The cause of death was listed as acute hypoxia due to pulmonary edema. Firefighter Farrow had complained of the heat that day. The temperature was over 90° with significant humidity. Firefighter Farrow had a history of heart problems.
photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Lisa Ann Farrow 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

Engelhard Fire and Rescue
P.O. Box 296
34545 Hwy 264
Engelhard, North Carolina 27824

Chief: Tony Spencer

Age: 30
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: August 9, 2000 18:30
Date of death: August 9, 2000
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Asphyxiation
Activity type: Support
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: June 13, 2012