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    North Carolina Firefighter Fallen

    North Carolina Firefighter Fallen


    Volunteer firefighter Lisa A. Farrow of the Engelhard, N.C. Fire & Rescue Department died Wednesday, Aug. 9 after responding to a kitchen fire.

    Farrow, 30, had been moving some equipment and collapsed, said Chief Tony Spencer. No cause of death has been determined at this time.

    Firefighters arrived at the 6:09 p.m. call at 265 Hycienda Heights, Engelhard, N.C. to find the small fire primarily extinguished by the resident, Spencer said.

    "They had just put some equipment back on the truck when she collapsed," he said. Another firefighter summoned EMS, which was about 25 feet away, and Farrow was immediately treated and transported about 50 miles to the nearest hospital, Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.

    "She went into cardiac arrest shortly after departure," Spencer said, and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 7:50 p.m.

    Farrow leaves behind two children, eight and ten years old, Spencer said. She had one year of service with the 16-member department, which serves a population of 2000.

    She was employed as a correctional officer at Hyde Correctional Center, and was active in a state employees' association and a state correctional officers' association.

    Farrow was a popular person in the community, Spencer said.

    Updated Information - Monday 8/14

    A preliminary report from the Medical Examiner indicates that Farrow died of Acute Hypoxia due to Pulmonary Edema. This cause is believed to be natural and not dramatically influenced by her fire scene activity.

    Firefighter Farrow is currently being honored by several national fire service organizations and agencies. The N. C. Fallen Firefighters Foundation has initiated plans for a scholarship fund for Farrow's two children, ages 10 and 8. The Engelhard Fire & Rescue Department plans to establish a fund to assist the family with their expenses.

    The funeral was held Sunday, August 13th at 3 p.m. Due to the crowd expected from both the fire service and the Department of Corrections, the location was moved to the Mattamuskeet School located on Hwy 264 eight miles east of Swan Quarter and 13 miles west of Engelhard. The burial followed at Brown Memorial Cemetery on Goshen Back Rd.

    The following information is provided for all who are willing to contribute to Lisa's memory and recognize her commitment to the community.

    Family Expenses
    Lisa Farrow Memorial Fund
    Attn: Lori G. Cahoon
    East Carolina Bank P. O. Box 337
    Engelhard, N. C. 27824

    Children's Scholarship Fund for Curtis and Asia
    Lisa Farrow Scholarship Fund
    Attn: Shawn Savage
    First Union Bank
    1225 US Hwy 70 W
    Garner, N. C. 27529

    Memorial Donations
    Engelhard Fire & Rescue
    P. O. Box 296
    Engelhard, N. C. 27824

    Cards & Letters
    The Family of Lisa Farrow
    31265 US 264 Hwy
    Engelhard, N. C. 27824

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    Farrow, Lisa Ann

    Age: 30
    Rank: Firefighter
    Status: Volunteer
    Incident Date: 08/09/2000
    Incident Time: 18:30
    Death Date: 08/09/2000

    Cause of Death: Stress/Exertion
    Nature of Death: Asphyxiation (includes drowning)
    Emergency Duty: Yes
    Duty Type: Fireground Operations
    Activity Type: Support Duties
    Fixed Prop. Use: Residential

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Engelhard Fire and Rescue
    P.O. Box 296
    34545 Hwy 264
    Engelhard, North Carolina 27824
    Chief: Tony Spencer

    Final Summary:
    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

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