Springfield Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Stanley Martin, Jr. complained of shortness of breath after the fire was extinguished, according to a WBRC news report (http://bit.ly/11fJVu3). Martin served as an apparatus operator.
An ambulance was called, but Martin stopped breathing before it arrived on scene. He was transported by efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.
Read additional details about the case at http://bit.ly/11fJVu3.
For more on firefighter line-of-duty deaths (LODDs), consider LODD Standard Operating Guideline, Line of Duty Death, and LODD Summit: It's Time To Commit To Doing Those Things We Already Know Will Save Firefighter Lives.