Brown, Thomas Frank

Age: 55
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
Rank: Fire Specialist
Nature of Death: Heart Attack
Classification: Career
Emergency Duty: No

Incident Date: 12/18/2003
Duty Type: Other On-Duty
Incident Time: 17:30
Activity Type: Other
Death Date: 12/18/2003
Fixed Prop. Use: N/A

Fire Dept. Info:
Baltimore County Fire Department
700 E. Joppa Road
Towson , Maryland 21286
Chief: John J. Hohman

Final Summary:
Fire Specialist Brown worked a 14-hour night shift at the Dundalk Fire Station. During the shift, he responded to several calls, including a working dwelling fire and a cardiac arrest, where he assisted with resuscitation on-scene and enroute to the hospital. Fire Specialist Brown was relieved the morning of December 18th at 0630hrs. He was scheduled to return to work that same day by 1800hrs. When he failed to report to work, the engine company closest to his home was sent to investigate. Firefighters found him in bed, obviously dead. The cause of death was listed as a heart attack due to arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease.