PARSONS, Tenn. — A Tenn. volunteer fire chief died in a roof collapse while fighting a structure fire Saturday.
Mourning those who died this weekend
By Adam K. Thiel
The U.S. fire service just experienced a tragic weekend. While many across our nation observed holidays from Friday through Monday, fire departments in several states are dealing with the tragic losses of their members during that same timespan.
I know we are all thinking of these firefighters, their departments, and their families right now. At the same time, many of us are trying to comprehend what happened in the incidents that claimed their lives.
Frankly, it's too soon to understand. And while learning from others' lessons is important for the broader fire service, it's vital that we not jump to conclusions and collectively remain focused on the facts (as they emerge) of these terrible events.
Chief Kenny Fox, 39, a firefighter for 20 years, died from injuries sustained when the roof of a burning bar and grill collapsed on him.
Chief Fox reportedly pushed two other Decatur County Volunteer Fire Department firefighters outside of the structure just before the collapse. Firefighters and siblings Jeremy Inman and Randy Inman were transported to the hospital, according to the Jackson Sun, where Randy Inman was treated and released.
Jeremy Inman is in stable condition.
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