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Posted March 14, 2014 EST

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Firefighter Jerry Campbell Dies In The Line Of Duty
United States (Tennessee) -

While at a work center and preparing to deploy to a wildland fire incident in the Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee, Firefighter Campbell fell ill from an apparent heart attack. According to reports, Campbell's condition suddenly deteriorated and he passed away from his injury while being prepared for air transport to the hospital. Incident Location: Near Tellico Plains, Tennessee.

Age: 61
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Wildland Full-Time
Incident Date: Mar 1, 2014
Date of Death: Mar 1, 2014
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death: Heart Attack
Activity Type: Setup
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: Other On-Duty

Department Information

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry
PO Box 40627, Melrose Station
Nashville, Tennessee 37204

Chief: Assistant Commissioner and State Forester Jere Jeter

Written by USFA

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