Friday, November 6

Notice of Firefighter Fatality - Kernersville, NC

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:


Name:  Chad Eric Greene

Rank:  Deputy Chief

Age:  34

Gender:  Male

Status:  Career

Years of Service:  18

Date of Incident:  11/4/2009

Time of Incident:  1230hrs

Date of Death:  11/4/2009


Fire Department:  Union Cross Fire and Rescue of Forsyth County, Inc.

Address:   4401 High Point Road, Kernersville, NC  27284

Fire Department Chief:  Thomas (Dean) Mabe

Fire Department POC:  Thomas (Dean) Mabe

Incident Description:  Deputy Chief Greene completed his shift at approximately 0830hrs immediately after responding to a motor vehicle accident.  After completing his shift, he left the station, dropped his son off at pre-school, and went home.  When Deputy Chief Greene’s wife returned home, she found him unresponsive and subsequently called 911 and began CPR.  Deputy Chief Greene was transported to the NC Baptist Hospital where he was pronounced dead at approximately 1230hrs.  The cause of death is pending further investigation.

Funeral Arrangements:  Viewing will be held on November 7, 2009, 1800hrs-2100hrs - Greene Street Baptist Church, High Point, NC.  The funeral will be held on November 8, 2009, 1400hrs – Greene Street Baptist Church, High Point, NC.


Memorial Fund Contact and Address:  Pending


Tribute is being paid to Deputy Chief Chad Eric Greene at


To date, 80 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2009; 78 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 @


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