The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatalities:
Name: Jerry Thompson
Years of Service: 10
Date of Incident: 01/14/2010
Time of Incident: 1315hrs
Date of Death: 01/14/2010
Fire Department: Linwood Volunteer Fire Department
Address: 10060 Road 248, Union, MS 39365 (USNG: 16S CB 0199 1369)
Fire Department Chief: Gerald Spears
Incident Description: While at the scene of a structure fire, Firefighter Thompson collapsed. CPR efforts were started immediately by firefighters on-scene and Firefighter Thompson was transported by LifeCare EMS to Laird Hospital where he succumbed to an apparent heart attack.
Incident Location: Road 262 in Neshoba County (USNG: 16S CB 0433 0745).
Funeral Arrangements: Sunday, January 17, 200.
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Jerry Thompson at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/