Fire Department Reports Death of One of Its Own, Cites ‘Medical Incident’ That Occurred During Training Exercise
A Georgia firefighter has died several days after suffering a medical emergency during training.
“It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the death of one of our own, Firefighter Matthew Smith. Matt passed away yesterday afternoon around 1700 hours, from complications of an apparent medical incident that he suffered during a training exercise last Thursday,” Bartow County Fire and Emergency Services posted Wednesday on its Facebook page.
“We will pass along arrangements as they become available. Please keep the Smith family and our department in your prayers during this difficult time,” the post concluded.
A firefighter with the Bartow County Fire & Emergency Services has died after a medical incident during training exercises. https://t. …