Fast, Richard Allen

Age: 49
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
Rank: Firefighter
Nature of Death: Heart Attack
Classification: Volunteer
Emergency Duty: Yes

Incident Date: 04/11/2005
Duty Type: Responding
Incident Time: 08:51
Activity Type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
Death Date: 04/11/2005
Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

Fire Dept. Info:
Midway Volunteer Fire Department
40 GC Fink Road
Alum Bridge , West Virginia 26321
Chief: Roy Balentine

Initial Summary:
Firefighter Fast was by himself operating apparatus to the scene of an MVA at approximately 0851hrs when his apparatus gradually drifted off the side of the roadway into the guardrail. The crew that was following him stopped and discovered him in cardiac arrest. Despite all efforts to revive Fast, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 0938hrs.

Memorial Fund Info:
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Midway Volunteer Fire Department at Vadis.