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Allan MaCrae Marriott


Firefighter Marriott was assigned as the engine operator for an engine company that responded to a report of a boat fire on a dock. The area was very crowded due to a boating festival that was underway. Firefighter Marriott was assigned to attach a supply line to a hydrant and then to extend a 2½-inch line wyed off into two 1¾-inch lines as soon as additional firefighters arrived to assist him. Firefighter Marriott was walking past the pump panel on his engine when he was struck with a heart attack. Other firefighter/EMTs and firefighter/paramedics were very close by and immediately began treatment. Firefighter Marriott received ALS-level care and was transported to a nearby hospital. He was later pronounced dead by an emergency room physician. The report of a boat fire turned out to be a barbeque aboard a boat.
photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Allan MaCrae Marriott 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

Port Townsend Fire Department
1310 Lawrence Street

Port Townsend, Washington 98368

Chief: Ed Edwards

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Age: 46
Rank: Firefighter/Engineer
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: September 8, 2001 21:57
Date of death: September 8, 2001
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Water Supply
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

Last updated: June 13, 2012