Firefighting, Leadership

Hawkins TN Firefighter Dies in Line of Duty

Hawkins County (TN) firefighters are mourning the loss of 20-year-veteran David Schnepp, 43, whose in-the-line of duty death occurred after fighting a brush fireHawkins County (TN) firefighters are mourning the loss of 20-year-veteran David Schnepp, 43, whose in-the-line of duty death occurred after fighting a brush fire, reports the timesnews.net.

The CVVFD was dispatched to a brush fire at 5:02 p.m. Sunday, and Schnepp died sometime after that call ended.

Schnepp had been with the Carters Valley Volunteer Fire Department for about three years, and previously served with the Lakeview, Bulls Gap and Striggersville fire departments, and served more than 20 years.

Hawkins County Emergency Management Agency director Gary Murrell told the Times-News that is Hawkins County’s first in-the-line-of-duty death of a firefighter.

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