LODD: Ariz. firefighter dies in training session

Saint David Fire District firefighter Joshua Eugin, 36, died while participating in a “blackout drill”

Duty Death: Joshua Eugin - [St. David, Arizona]

End of Service: 10/17/2018

ST. DAVID, Ariz. — A firefighter died Wednesday during a training session.

AZfamily.com reported that Saint David Fire District probationary firefighter Joshua Eugin, 36, was participating in a “blackout drill,” in which firefighters practice rescuing victims inside of a dark building, when he collapsed.

EMTs on the scene performed CPR on Eugin before a paramedic crew arrived and transported him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

"He gave it his all," Chief Loyal Gephart said.

Capt. Jason Todd described Eugin as a “great friend.”

“His loss has left a hole in the department,” Todd said.

Eugin, who was also a former Marine, leaves behind his fiancé, Chelsea, and his daughter, Addy.


At approximately 2200 hours on 17 October 2018, our brother, Josh Eugin tragically passed away. Departments throughout...

Posted by Saint David Fire District on Thursday, October 18, 2018


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