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Name: Carl Nordwall
Years of Service: 27
Date of Incident: 10/03/2009
Time of Incident: 0815hrs
Date of Death: 10/06/2009
Fire Department: Norfolk Airport Fire Department
Address: 2200 Norview Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23518-5807
Fire Department Chief: Charles Lavene
Incident Description: While he and his crew were participating in shift change and roll call, Captain Nordwall complained of not feeling well and collapsed. Medical assistance (CPR/AED) was rendered immediately by fellow firefighters and Nordwall was transported to the hospital. Despite all efforts of medical personnel, Captain Nordwall succumbed to his injury several days later.
Incident Location: Norfolk Airport Fire Department, 2200 Norview Avenue
Funeral Arrangements: The funeral will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 1400 hours at the Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA - (757) 340-1717.
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Expressions of sympathy or condolences can be sent to Local 3406 at 4710 Pinehurst Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23513-3755.
Tribute is being paid to Captain Carl Nordwall at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/
To date, 74 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2009; 72 from incidents that occurred in 2009 and two from previous year incidents. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @ http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats.shtm
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