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    Greensboro, North Carolina Firefighter Dies after Training Exercise

    Greensboro, North Carolina Firefighter Dies after Training Exercise

    DWAYNE SCOTT
    Story Courtesy of WFMY News2

    GREENSBORO, NC -- Greensboro firefighters have lost a friend and colleague after a routine training session turns deadly.

    Firefighters were battling a controlled burn at a home on Church Street as part of a training exercise Wednesday morning.

    After it was over, 30 year veteran, Captain William "Jackie" Beard suffered what investigators are calling a heart attack.

    He died shortly after.

    One may think with all the danger fire fighters have to face everyday that injuries on the job would be their main concern.

    But the fact is, heart attack is the leading cause of death among firefighters.

    The Greensboro Fire Department is taking measures to improve the lifestyles of its firefighters.

    Just three weeks ago, all the firemen were given physicals to prepare them for a new physical fitness program.



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    Wake: Visitation from 6pm-9pm Friday April 12th, at Hayworth Miller Funeral Home in Kernersville, NC

    Funeral: Saturday afternoon April 13th at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church in Jamestown, NC. Internment will be at Deep River Friends Meeting. Cemetary located at W. Wendover Ave. and NC HWY 68.

    Check sent 9/19/02 - $1,000
    Memorial Fund: Donations may be sent to the Greensboro Fire Department, in memory of William Jackson Beard, 1514 Nth Church St. Greensboro, NC 27405



    http://www.firehouse.com/lodd/2002/nc_apr11.html

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