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Name: Bobby Joe Mullins
Rank: Assistant Fire Chief
Years of Service: 10
Date of Incident: 12/20/2009
Time of Incident: Pending
Date of Death: 12/20/2009
Fire Department: Dante Volunteer Fire Department
Address: PO Box 86, ST RT 63 N, Dante, VA 24237 (USNG: 17S LA 8450 9325)
Fire Department Chief: Ricky Neece
Incident Description: While working a vehicle fire, Assistant Chief Mullins became ill. He was treated and transported to the emergency room. Mullins was then transferred to a trauma center but passed away soon after arriving of sudden cardiac arrest.
Incident Location: Pending
Funeral Arrangements: Pending
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending
Tribute is being paid to Assistant Fire Chief Bobby Joe Mullins at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/
To date, 88 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2009; 85 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 @ http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats.shtm
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