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    Charlotte Fire Captain Suffers Apparent Heart Attack and Dies on Duty

    Charlotte Fire Captain Suffers Apparent Heart Attack and Dies on Duty

    CHARLOTTE FIRE DEPARTMENT
    Official Press Release

    Updated: 01-25-2003 08:58:49 PM


    It is with great regret and sadness that the Charlotte Fire Department announces the sudden death of a member of our own family.

    Charlotte Fire Captain Michael

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    Copeland, Michael Wayne

    Age: 50
    Rank: Captain
    Status: Career
    Incident Date: 01/25/2003
    Incident Time: 13:39
    Death Date: 01/25/2003

    Cause of Death: Stress/Exertion
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Emergency Duty: No
    Duty Type: Training
    Activity Type: Incident Command
    Fixed Prop. Use: Residential

    Fire Dept. Info:
    City of Charlotte Fire Department
    228 East 9th Street
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
    Chief: Luther Fincher

    Initial Summary:
    Captain Copeland was participating in a live fire training exercise as the incident commander, where after getting off the truck in full gear he collapsed of an apparent heart attack.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    NRA of America, P.O. Box 420648 Palm Coast, FL 32142 in memory of Michael Wayne Copeland.



    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application....cfm?p_id=1383

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