Firefighter Fatality Notification – Charles “Dog” C. Woods

Firefighter Fatality Notification

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The U.S. Fire Administration has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:

Charles “Dog” C. Woods


Adwolfe Volunteer Fire Department
Marion, Virginia

In the early morning hours of September 23, 2020, Firefighter/EMT Charles Woods responded to a residential fire in Marion, VA, with the Adwolfe Volunteer Fire Department. Upon arrival, the occupant of the residence was secured and fire suppression activities began. During operations, Firefighter/EMT Woods was found unresponsive in a tanker after having filled it from a nearby fire hydrant and completing several other on-scene duties. Crews at the scene immediately provided lifesaving efforts and transported Firefighter/EMT Woods to Smyth County Community Hospital. All attempts to revive Firefighter/EMT Woods, however, were not successful.

Age: 58

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 34

Date of Incident: Sept. 23, 2020

Date of Death: Sept. 23, 2020

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