Childress, Michael T

Age: 48
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
Rank: Assistant Fire Chief
Nature of Death: Heart Attack
Classification: Career
Emergency Duty: Yes

Incident Date: 05/06/2005
Duty Type: After
Incident Time: 22:00
Activity Type: Other
Death Date: 05/07/2005
Fixed Prop. Use: Store/Office

Fire Dept. Info:
Level Cross Fire Department
137 Bransonville Road
Randelman , North Carolina 27317
Chief: Max Hooker

Initial Summary:
Assistant Fire Chief Childress was working a 2000hrs to 0800hrs shift 05/06/2005 to 05/07/2005. At 2200hrs, he responded to an Emergency Medical Services call. At 0800hrs on 05/07/2005, he remained on station working an overtime shift to cover for incoming shift members that were attending training. A short time into his shift, Childress complained of not feeling well and went to lie down in the bunk room. He was discovered later as having died in his sleep.