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U.S. Fire Administration Firefighter Fatality Notification - Maysville, NC

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

Name: Jimmy Lee Davis, Sr.

Rank: Fire Chief

Age: 63

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 21

Date of Incident: 12/10/2009

Time of Incident: 0655hrs

Date of Death: 12/10/2009

Fire Department: White Oak Volunteer Fire Department

Address: 1400 Old 30 RD, Maysville, NC 28555

Fire Department Chief: Jerry Davis

Incident Description: As he was preparing to leave his residence to respond to an alarm for a motor vehicle accident, Fire Chief Davis suffered a medical emergency and collapsed. Although Chief Davis was subsequently treated by first responders and transported to the hospital, he succumbed to his injury.

Incident Location: 715 Grants Creek Road, Jacksonville, NC 

Visitation: Saturday, December 12, 2009 1800-2100hrs at Grants Creek Baptist Church 1401 Old 30 Rd, Maysville, NC 28555

Funeral Services: Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 1400hrs.  White Oak High School, 1001 Piney Green Road, Jacksonville, NC 28546

Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Fire Chief Jimmy Lee Davis, Sr., at

To date, 85 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2009; 82 from incidents that occurred in 2009 and three from previous year incidents.  Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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