Firefighter Fatality Notification – James “JB” Bernard Guiler

Firefighter Fatality Notification

firefighter memorial

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

James “JB” Bernard Guiler

Battalion Chief

Heard County Fire & Emergency Services
Franklin, GA

Battalion Chief James “JB” Bernard Guiler was working a 24 hour overtime shift. At approximately 5:50 am, he was dispatched on a call and did not show up at the apparatus to respond. Crews went to wake him and found him deceased. The cause of death was an apparent heart attack.

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Status: Career

Years of Service: 10

Date of Incident: September 2, 2021

Date of Death: September 2, 2021

 More information

(Select to share or print this notice)


Firefighter fatalities reported in 2021


Search fatality incident data

COVID-19 resources

Fire and EMS: explore these critical resources to assist you with infection control, cost reimbursement and your overall response to COVID-19.