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    North Carolina Volunteer Dies at Event

    North Carolina Volunteer Dies at Event


    A volunteer firefighter in North Carolina collapsed and died at a standby Sunday in his hometown.

    Willie Price, 58, a member of the Jamesville Community Fire Department, suffered an apparent heart attack while standing beside the pumper he had driven to the annual fireworks event, said Chief Randy Gardner.

    An ambulance crew, also at the fireworks show, ran to his side immediately and initiated CPR. Gardner participated in the resuscitative effort.

    Price was transported to Martin General Hospital in Williamston where he was pronounced dead.

    A volunteer for 27 years, Price was very active in the company. "If there was a call or a meeting, he was there,” the chief said. “He had some heart problems, and was slowly getting back into things...We always have fireworks at Easter, and he took the truck."

    Price, the father of a 16-year-old son, is the first member of his department to die in the line of duty.

    A wake will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Biggs Funeral Home in Williamston, N.C. where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday.

    Departments wishing more information can call the Jamesville fire station at 252-792-4345.

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    Price, Willie Macon

    Age: 58
    Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
    Rank: Firefighter
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Classification: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty:

    Incident Date: 04/16/2006
    Duty Type: Other On-Duty
    Incident Time: 20:00
    Activity Type: Standby
    Death Date: 04/16/2006
    Fixed Prop. Use:

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Jamesville Community Volunteer Fire Department
    PO Box 4
    Jamesville , North Carolina 27846
    Chief: Chief Randy Gardner

    Initial Summary:
    Firefighter Price was attending a function with his volunteer fire department serving as driver/operator on one of the department's engines. While standing by with his apparatus, Firefighter Price suffered an apparent heart attack. CPR was administered immediately and throughout transport to the hospital. He never regained consciousness and was pronounced at the hospital.

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