KY Firefighter Dies After Cardiac Emergencies

Firefighter fatality

A firefighter with the Nichols (KY) Fire Protection District passed away in late September after multiple cardiac events, according to a report from the U.S. Fire Administration.

On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, Firefighter Joseph “Joey” Wright, 39, participated in strenuous mandatory ladder training with the Nichols Fire Protection District. After the training was completed, he continued to work at the department assisting with the CAD system.

Firefighter Wright then left and went to work where the onset of chest pains and dizziness occurred. He was sent to an immediate care center where they evaluated him and transported him by ambulance to the hospital. He remained in the Intensive Care Unit for 10 days before passing away on Friday, September 24, 2021, from numerous heart attacks.

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