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    Unhappy 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
    Rank: Firefighter
    Nature of Death: Unknown
    Classification: Volunteer
    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
    Last edited by coldfront; 10-28-2005 at 12:43 AM. Reason: update
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