God Bless FF Cooke and his family. RIP

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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:



Name: Gregory Carroll Cooke

Rank: Firefighter

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 20

Date of Incident: Unknown, Late in the Week of 03/16/09

Date of Death: 03/21/09



Fire Department: Salem Volunteer Fire Department

Address: 4559 Swift Creek School RD, Whitakers, NC 27891


Fire Department Chief: Paul Powell



Incident Description: Late in the week of 03/16/09, Firefighter Cooke was working at a woods fire when he went into cardiac arrest. He was transported by air to the Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, NC. On Saturday, 3/21/09, Firefighter Cooke passed away.



Funeral Arrangements: Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 1400hrs at the Rocky Mount Memorial Park.

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Flowers are accepted or memorial donations may be made to Salem Volunteer Fire Department, 4559 Swift Creek School RD, Whitakers, NC 27891 or to the American Cancer Society, 930-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834.