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    North Carolina Firefighter Collapses, Dies

    North Carolina Firefighter Collapses, Dies

    Firehouse.Com News

    A volunteer firefighter in North Carolina collapsed at his home Sunday evening shortly after returning from a brush fire.

    Lt. Wayne E. Yarborough, 59, had assisted the Waynesville Fire Department with a minor brush fire about an hour before he collapsed after an apparent heart attack, said Archie Shuler, an investigator with the fire company.

    "He was involved with extinguishing the fire and helped package hose," Shuler said. "He was getting ready for church when he collapsed."

    The volunteer lieutenant, who had been involved in the town's fire service for 38 years, would have celebrated his 60th birthday on Tuesday.

    "He was a great guy. You couldn't ask for anyone better...We're all in shock. You just never expect something like this."

    Yarborough is survived by his wife and two children.

    Shuler said funeral arrangements have not been made.

    The flag at the National Fallen Firefighters' Memorial in Emmitsburg will be moved to half staff in his honor.

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    Yarborough, Wayne Edward

    Age: 59
    Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Classification: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 03/05/2006
    Duty Type: After
    Incident Time: 17:20
    Activity Type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
    Death Date: 03/05/2006
    Fixed Prop. Use: Outdoor Property

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Waynesville Fire Department
    21 S. Main St.
    Waynesville , North Carolina 28786
    Chief: William Fowler

    Initial Summary:
    Lt. Yarborough had responded to and worked a brush fire. Shortly after returning home, approximately one hour, Yarborough collapsed from an apparent heart attack. Attempts by emergency medical personnel to revived Lt. Yarborough were unsuccessful.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    In memory of Lieutenant Wayne Edward Yarborough, C/o Waynesville Fire Department, S. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786

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