Louisiana Firefighter Dies After Busy Shift

A Louisiana firefighter collapsed on duty last week following a busy shift in St. Tammany Parish.

On July 9, Joseph T. Grace, 47, was at his second job as a paramedic when he was found in the kitchen where he was preparing breakfast, according to the USFA.

Care was initiated, and he was taken to a local hospital. However, he was transferred to a larger facility. He died there on July 10.

On July 8, in addition to responding to a number of calls with the Mandeville Fire Department, he also participated in a "Mayday" drill, the USFA reported.

He also answered a number of calls overnight July 9 before his shift at the fire department ended.

Firehouse.com will provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

Funeral Information

Visitation for Firefighter Grace will be held Thursday, July 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday, July 17 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Church of the King, 22205 Little Creek Road, Mandeville, La.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 17 at 3 p.m. at the church.

Burial will follow at Mandeville City Cemetery, 1500 Block of Montgomery Street, Mandeville, La.

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