The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Adam Taylor, 30, of Decatur County Fire Rescue on March 30, 2018.
Late in the evening of his scheduled shift and after conducting search and rescue drills in full protective gear including SCBA, Firefighter Adam Taylor began to complain of chest pains he related to a muscle pull. Shortly after leaving work to go home because of the pain, he went into cardiac arrest and was pronounced deceased upon arrival at a local hospital.
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Taylor at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 29 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2018. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.