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    New Jersey Chief Collapses During Evacuation

    New Jersey Chief Collapses During Evacuation

    Firehouse.Com News

    Web Site for Country Lakes Volunteer Fire Company #1

    Country Lakes, New Jersey Volunteer Fire Co. Fire Chief Roy Prouty died suddenly on October 30 while assisting in the emergency medical evacuation of an accident victim at the Country Lakes Fire Company on Firehouse Road.

    Prouty was helping load a victim onto a helicopter, which landed on a field near the firehouse when he collapsed. He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Virtua-Memorial Hospital of Burlington County in Mount Holly

    A member of the fire services since 1995, Prouty, 39, served as chief last seven years. He leaves behind his wife Angela and their three young children.

    Second Lieutenant Vince Cochrane of the Country Lakes Fire Dept. told Firehouse.com

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    Prouty, Roy

    Age: 39
    Cause of Death: Stress/Exertion
    Rank: Chief
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Status: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: Yes
    Incident Date: 10/30/2003
    Duty Type: Non-Fire Emergencies
    Incident Time: 15:43
    Activity Type: Other
    Death Date: 10/30/2003
    Fixed Prop. Use: Outdoor Property

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Country Lakes Fire Company
    103 Firehouse Rd.
    Browns Mills , New Jersey 08015
    Chief: Captain Edward Tirney

    Initial Summary:
    Chief Prouty was setting up a landing zone for a medical evacuation helicopter in support of a motor vehicle accident that occurred in an adjacent fire district when he suffered an apparent heart attack and collapsed on scene. He went into cardiac arrest while being transported to the hospital via ambulance. He was pronounced dead at Burlington Memorial Hospital after efforts to revive him failed.


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