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    Charlotte Firefighter Dies in Station

    Charlotte Firefighter Dies in Station
    Funeral Information Below

    Updated: 12-05-2006 09:58:19 AM

    Firehouse.Com News

    Charlotte, NC, firefighters are mourning the loss of 17-year veteran Kent Furman Long, who died while exercising at the station on Friday.

    About 6 P.M. on Friday, Long, 44, collapsed at Charlotte Fire Station 23. On-duty firefighters began immediate resuscitation efforts and transported him to Carolinas Medical Center where he later died.

    Long leaves behind a wife and three children.

    "The Charlotte Fire Department family is grateful for the support that has already been extended to us as we deal with this tragic event" a department press release stated.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Kent Long Children's Memorial Fund:
    Kent Long Children's Memorial Fund
    C/O Charlotte Fire Department Credit Union
    2100 Commonwealth Ave.
    Charlotte, NC 28205.

    Funeral Details:

    The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11:15 AM on Monday, Dec. 4, Hickory Grove Baptist Church. A funeral service will follow at 11:30 AM in the church sanctuary. Interment will follow at Evergreen City Cemetery.


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    Long, Kent Furman

    Age: 44
    Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
    Rank: Firefighter
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Classification: Career
    Emergency Duty: No

    Incident Date: 12/01/2006
    Duty Type: Training
    Incident Time: 18:00
    Activity Type: Fitness Activity
    Death Date: 12/01/2006
    Fixed Prop. Use: Store/Office

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Charlotte Fire Department
    228 East 9th Street
    Charlotte , North Carolina 28202
    Chief: Luther L. Fincher, Jr.

    Initial Summary:
    Firefighter Long collapsed at the fire station while exercising. Other firefighters immediately began resuscitation efforts and transported him to Carolinas Medical Center where he passed away from hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Kent Long Children's Memorial Fund, C/O Charlotte Fire Department Credit Union, 2100 Commonwealth Ave., Charlotte, NC 28205. Condolences to the family may be made at www.mem.com.


    http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/applications...eath_year=2006

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