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North Carolina Fire Chief Found Dead After Calls

A 61-year-old North Carolina fire chief died recently following emergency responses.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), Forbush Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Ricky Wooten Doub responded to an EMS and a fire call during the day on December 16 and was later found deceased at home by his wife around 1700 hours that evening. A nature and cause of fatal injury for Chief Doub is still to be determined.

Chief Doub had 29 years of service. To date, 85 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014