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Thursday, April 20, 2017

USFA LODD: North Carolina Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 04.17.2017

On  April 17, 2017 at 1345hrs, while on-duty at the Central Alexander Fire Department, Captain Michael "Bubba" Eric Pennell, 49,  suffered a medical emergency and collapsed in the bay of the apparatus room as he completed station duties. Captain Pennell was transferred to the Frye Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be reported.
Our condolences to the Pennell Family & Friends, Central Alexander Fire Department, and to all affected by District Captain Michael "Bubba" Eric Pennell’s passing. 

To date, 30 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2017. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page.

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.) 

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