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    Mississippi Firefighter Dies in Tanker Accident

    Mississippi Firefighter Dies in Tanker Accident

    Updated: 11-07-2005 02:42:25 PM

    BEN WEINSTEIN
    Firehouse.Com News

    A Mississippi firefighter died in the line of duty Saturday when the tanker he was driving overturned.

    Assistant Chief James C. Webb, Jr., an eight-year Bynum Volunteer Fire Department veteran, died while responding to a structure fire.

    "He was real dependable," Bynum Chief Tony Reagan said. "When the alarm rang, he was the first guy out there."

    Reagan said the vehicle, which Webb was in alone, ended up overturned in a ditch. Webb was thrown from the cab, and was believed to have died from injuries received during the accident. However, official cause of death has not been determined.

    The vehicle Webb was driving had traveled the route a hundred times before, Reagan said. Webb, he added, had made the trip dozens of times.

    "It wasn't in a bad place," Reagan said of the accident scene, adding that Webb was a reliable, experienced driver driving a well-maintained vehicle. Webb died on the scene, and no one saw the accident, Reagan said.

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    Webb, James C.

    Age: 41
    Cause of Death: Vehicle Collision
    Rank: Assistant Chief
    Nature of Death: Trauma
    Classification: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 11/05/2005
    Duty Type: Responding
    Incident Time: 11:30
    Activity Type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
    Death Date: 11/05/2005
    Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Bynum Volunteer Fire Department
    13510 Eureka Road
    345 Ragon Road
    Courtland , Mississippi 38620
    Chief: Tony Ragon

    Initial Summary:
    Assistant Chief Webb was responding to a structure fire, when the tanker he was driving left the road and overturned.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    Donations to the family can be sent to: Panola County Firefighters Relief Fund C/O Asst. Chief James (Jimmy)C. Webb, Jr. P.O. Box 86 Batesville, MS 38606.


    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application...eath_year=2005

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