Firefighter Fatality Notification – James V. Radford

Firefighter Fatality Notification

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

James V. Radford


Polly Watson Volunteer Fire Department
Fremont, NC

On Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, Chief James V. Radford was responding to the firehouse for a call in Wilson County. When he arrived, he suffered an apparent heart attack and crashed into a parked car in the fire station’s parking lot. Firefighters rendered aid to Chief Radford who was then transported to the Wayne UNC Hospital where he passed away a short time later. Chief Radford was also a member of the Fremont Volunteer Fire Department.

Age: 63

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 25

Date of Incident: Feb. 5, 2022

Date of Death: Feb. 5, 2022

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