Mississippi Volunteer Dies while attacking a grass Fire.
Mississippi Volunteer Firefighter Dies On-Duty
Updated: 10-27-2005 12:01:32 PM
The U.S. Fire Administration has reported that an Arlington Volunteer Fire Department firefighter in Philadelphia, Mississippi passed away in the line of duty.
Franklin Eubanks collapsed while performing fire supression operations toward a grass fire on October 25.
Eubanks' cause of death yet to be determined. The 47 year-old had been transported to a hospital where he succumbed to injuries.
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death: Unknown
Emergency Duty: Yes
Incident Date: 10/25/2005
Duty Type: On-Scene Fire
Incident Time: 14:25
Activity Type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Death Date: 10/25/2005
Fixed Prop. Use: Outdoor Property
Fire Dept. Info: Arlington Volunteer Fire Department
11811 County Road 397
Philadelphia , Mississippi 39350
Chief: W. J. Jordan
Initial Summary: Franklin Eubanks responded to a grass fire and while engaged in fire suppression operations, at approximately 1500hrs, he collapsed at the scene from a cause still to be determined. Care was initiated and he was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries