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Posted January 20, 2014 EST

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Firefighter James Brooks Dies In The Line Of Duty
United States (Maryland) - While winterizing boats and a station at the Fort Washington Marina in preparation for record low temperatures forecasted for the following day, Firefighter Brooks began to experience difficulty breathing and called 911. Firefighters and paramedics arrived to find Brooks in cardiac arrest and immediately began pre-hospital care. He was transported to a nearby medical facility and subsequently relocated to Medstar at Washington Hospital Center in "critical" condition where he succumbed to his injury on January 15th, 2014. Incident Location: Fort Washington Marina, 13600 King Charles Terrace, Fort Washington, MD 20744

Department Information

Prince George's Fire/ EMS Department
9201 Basil CT, STE 452
Largo, Maryland 20774-5310

Chief: Marc S. Bashoor

Age: 62
Rank: Firefighter/EMT
Classification: Volunteer
Incident Date: Jan 7, 2014 00:10
Date of Death: Jan 15, 2014
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death: Heart Attack
Activity Type: In-Station Duties
Emergency Duty: No
Duty Type: Other On-Duty

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