The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Dakota Snavely, 17, of the East Side Fire Department on June 10, 2018.
While en route to a water rescue at Morrow Mountain State Park with confirmed persons in the water, Firefighter Snavely was involved in a motor vehicle crash with a commercial motor vehicle on Hwy 205. Snavely passed away from traumatic injuries sustained during the crash. The incident is under investigation by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Snavely at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 42 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.