NC firefighter dies from medical emergency at fire

Thoroughfare Volunteer Fire Department Safety Officer Joe Tucker was operating an engine and suffered a medical emergency upon arriving at the scene

Duty Death: Joseph Jessie Tucker, Jr. - [Goldsboro, North Carolina]

End of Service: 03/08/2020


THOROUGHFARE, N.C. — A North Carolina firefighter died at the hospital after suffering a medical emergency at a fire scene on Sunday.

Thoroughfare Volunteer Fire Department Safety Officer Joe Tucker, 62, was driving the department’s Engine 2 before complaining of a medical emergency upon arriving at a structure fire, according to the Goldsboro Daily News. Wayne County EMS assessed Tucker and then immediately transported him to the hospital where he later died.

Tucker had been a member of the Thoroughfare Volunteer Fire Department since 2004.

Thoroughfare Volunteer Fire Department Safety Officer Joe Tucker, 62, died Sunday after suffering a medical emergency at the scene of a fire. (Photo/Thoroughfare Volunteer Fire Department Facebook)
Thoroughfare Volunteer Fire Department Safety Officer Joe Tucker, 62, died Sunday after suffering a medical emergency at the scene of a fire. (Photo/Thoroughfare Volunteer Fire Department Facebook)

The Wayne County Firefighters’ Association said the fire service was Tucker’s true passion and that he was married and had children and grandchildren, according to WRAL.

 

It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of Safety Officer Joe Tucker. Joe suffered a medical emergency after...

Posted by Thoroughfare Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. on Sunday, March 8, 2020

 

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