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    North Carolina Firefighter Succumbs To Heart Attack After Responding To Vehicle Crash

    North Carolina Firefighter Succumbs To Heart Attack After Responding To Vehicle Crash

    Updated: 07-14-2004 04:55:18 PM

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    Firefighter Harold Dean Chappell suffered an apparent heart attack and died the morning after completing a call to a motor vehicle crash on July 11, 2004 at 6:12 p.m, according to USFA-FEMA.

    Chappell was a volunteer with Arlington Fire and Rescue, Inc. in Jonesville, North Carolina.

    Visitation services for Chappell will be held at the Gentry Family Funeral Home today, July 14 from 6-9 p.m. at 4517 Little Mountain Road in Jonesville, NC.

    Funeral services will be held at the Swaims Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 15. It is located at Swaims Baptist Church Rd. in Haptonsville, NC.

    Donations for the Memorial Fund can be made to Yadkin County Fire/Rescue Assoc, Inc. in honor of Firefighter Harold Dean Chappell, P.O. Box 804, Yadkinville, NC 27055

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    Chappell, Harold Dean

    Age: 53
    Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
    Rank: Firefighter
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Classification: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 07/11/2004
    Duty Type: On-Scene Non-Fire
    Incident Time: 20:07
    Activity Type: Scene Safety
    Death Date: 07/12/2004
    Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Arlington Fire and Rescue, Inc.
    P.O. Box 68
    321 South Main St.
    Jonesville , North Carolina 28642
    Chief: Scotty Calloway

    Final Summary:
    Firefighter Chappell responded with members of his fire department to a motor vehicle crash involving an overturned vehicle. While on-scene, Firefighter Chappell assisted with traffic control and scene safety. After the conclusion of the incident, Firefighter Chappell complained of not feeling well. He told another firefighter that he felt weak and that he was experiencing indigestion. Firefighter Chappell went home and took some antacids. Firefighter Chappell rose the next day and was doing work at his residence when he collapsed. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death was listed as atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    Checks may be payable to Yadkin County Fire / Rescue Assoc, Inc., in honor of Firefighter Harold Dean Chappell, P.O. Box 804, Yadkinville, NC 27055

    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application...eath_year=2004

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