Firefighting, Leadership

Kentucky Firefighter Dies After Being on Call

A man who helped battle fires in two counties has died after helping crews put out a fire late Friday night in Estill Co. Montgomery County Fire/EMS reported in a Facebook post Saturday morning that Montgomery County Fire/EMS Captain Zach Clevenger died in the line-of-duty, reports wkyt.com.

The post says Clevenger responded to and worked a structure fire with the Estill County Fire Department Friday night. He was a volunteer with the department. He reportedly returned home shortly before midnight. His wife found him unconscious Saturday morning. The post says efforts to revive Clevenger were unsuccessful.

Clevenger was 30 years-old. He had been with the Montgomery County Fire/EMS for eight years. The department says Clevenger is survived by his wife, Christina. 

According to the U.S. Fire Administration report, Firefighter Clevenger worked a structure fire in the evening of December 4th returning home near midnight. Clevenger was found unconscious by his wife in the morning and emergency assistance was summoned. All efforts to revive Firefighter Clevenger were unsuccessful and he passed away from a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be reported.