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    North Carolina Firefighter Dies After Attending Class

    North Carolina Firefighter Dies After Attending Class


    Updated: 01-13-2005 11:45:28 AM
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    INEZ FORD
    Firehouse.com News

    Firefighter Robert Dewey Martin, 26, of The Bostic Volunteer Fire Department, died January 9 after attending a strenuous EMT training class.

    According to Bostic Volunteer Fire Department Chief Randy Jolley, Martin attended an EMT class on Saturday, January 8, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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    Martin, Robert Dewey

    Age: 26
    Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
    Rank: Firefighter
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Classification: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: No

    Incident Date: 01/09/2005
    Duty Type: Training
    Incident Time: 06:00
    Activity Type: Other
    Death Date: 01/09/2005
    Fixed Prop. Use: Store/Office

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Bostic Fire Department
    P.O. Box 158
    Bostic , North Carolina 28018
    Chief: Randy Jolley

    Initial Summary:
    After attending an EMT class involving strenuous activities held at the station, Firefighter Martin woke his wife the next morning gasping for breath. Firefighter Martin died at the hospital due to heart complications.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    The family requests that memorials be made to the Bostic Fire Department; P.O. Box 158, Bostic, NC 28018; or Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 397 Mt. Pleasant Church Road, Forest city, NC 28043; or Piney Mountain Baptist Church, P.O. Box 519, Ellenboro, NC 28040. Friends may sign the online quest book @ www.washburndorsey.com.


    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application...eath_year=2005

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