Va. firefighter-EMT dies at fire scene

Adwolfe Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter-EMT Charles C. "Dog" Woods was found unresponsive after filling a tanker

Duty Death: Charles "Dog" C. Woods - [Marion, Virginia]

End of Service: 09/23/2020

By Laura French

MARION, Va. — A Virginia firefighter-EMT died Wednesday after being found unresponsive during a fire. 

Adwolfe Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter-EMT Charles C. "Dog" Woods, 58, had just filled a tanker during the residential fire in Marion early Wednesday morning when he was found unresponsive in the apparatus, according to a department press release.

Life-saving efforts were immediately initiated by Marion Fire/EMS members and other personnel at the scene. Woods was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead about 45 minutes after first being found unresponsive. 

Woods served as a volunteer firefighter-EMT for 34 years and is survived by his wife and two sons, who are both also firefighters. 

Woods was also a member of the Marion Life Saving Crew for several years and was a member of the Bristol Motor Speedway fire team, according to his obituary. His funeral will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26.


Join the discussion


National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Support the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and help to honor America's fallen firefighters

Donate now

Copyright © 2020 FireRescue1. All rights reserved.