Tennessee Firefighter Collapses, Dies

Updated: 10-26-2005 02:46:40 PM

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The U.S. Fire Administration is reporting the line of duty death of a Memphis, Tennessee firefighter October 24.

Lieutenant Wendell Jeffrey, 47, was a 19-year veteran currently stationed at Engine 19.

He had responded to multiple alarms during his shift. He was back at the station when he suddenly collapsed from a cause still to be determined. Care was initiated and he was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Jeffrey is survived by his wife and three children.

Visitation is scheduled for October 30, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Harrison's Orange Mound Funeral Home, 2647 Carnes Avenue, Memphis.

The funeral will be held October 31, 11 a.m., site yet to be determined.

Firehouse.com will provide further information when available.

Related: Memphis Fire Department