Firefighter Gerald Wayne Fields, a 32-year veteran with the Dallas Fire Department, died while on duty March 10

Fields, 53, suffered a heart attack at the fire station where medics were unable to revive him.

Services were held at 2 p.m. March 14 at Rolling Hills Church of Christ, in DeSoto. The burial was at Red Oak Cemetery.

Dallas FD PIO Annette Ponce said Fields was a native of Dallas. He was very active in his community in the Cold Springs Church of Christ, the DeSoto Lions Club, the DeSoto PTA, Boy Scouts of America Troop 141, the Dallas Fire Fighters Association, the Black Firefighters Association.

Fields is survived by his wife, Hazel Ann, daughters Monica Bussell and Hillery, a premed student at the University of Texas in Austin, and 16-year-old son Michael.

Ponce said memorials have been directed toward the Dallas area Boy Scouts of America and the DeSoto Lions Club.