LODD: Ark. volunteer firefighter suffers heart attack during call

Driver/Engineer Michael Watkins, 75 was a member of the Northeast Lakeside Fire Department

Duty Death: Michael Watkins - [Mountain Home, Arkansas]

End of Service: 04/24/2019

By News Staff

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. — The U.S. Fire Administration today announced the official line-of-duty death (LODD) of Driver/Engineer Michael Watkins, 75, a volunteer firefighter with the Northeast Lakeside Fire Department in Arkansas.

On April 21, 2019, Watkins was responding to a brush fire when he suffered a heart attack. He was immediately taken to the hospital, where he passed away on April 24, 2019.

The Northeast Lakeside Fire Department posted on its Facebook page that there will be a celebration of life for Watkins at the First United Methodist Church on May 4 at 11 a.m.


Celebration of life for "Mr. Mike" Watkins will be at First United Methodist Church Saturday May 4 at 11 am. 605 west 6th st mountain home

Posted by Northeast Lakeside Fire Department on Saturday, April 27, 2019


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