Arnold, Jack Eugene

Age: 48
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
Rank: Firefighter
Nature of Death: Heart Attack
Classification: Wildland Full-Time
Emergency Duty: No

Incident Date: 01/23/2006
Duty Type: Other On-Duty
Incident Time: 13:30
Activity Type: Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
Death Date: 01/23/2006
Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

Fire Dept. Info:
North Carolina Division of Forestry Resources
1616 Mail Service Center
Raleigh , North Carolina 27699-1616
Chief: Supervisor Dan Brandon

Initial Summary:
Firefighter Arnold had been working on his D5H fire control tractor in preparation for the annual pre-fire season equipment inspection. Arnold took a lunch break and while returning to his shop had stopped by a parts store and to pick up maintenance materials for the equipment. Arnold was discovered slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle by a co-worker who had been inside the parts store. Emergency medical assistance efforts were unable to save Firefighter Arnold and he was pronounced at the hospital.

Memorial Fund Info:
C/o North Carolina Division of Forestry Resources, 1616 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1616