Firefighter Fatality Notification – Joseph “Joey” Wright

Firefighter Fatality Notification

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

Joseph “Joey” Wright


Nichols Fire Protection District
Shepherdsville, KY

On Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, Firefighter Joseph “Joey” Wright participated in strenuous mandatory ladder training with the Nichols Fire Protection District. After the training was completed, he continued to work at the department assisting with the CAD system. He then left and went to work where the onset of chest pains and dizziness occurred. He was sent to an immediate care center where they evaluated him and transported him by ambulance to the hospital. He remained in the Intensive Care Unit for 10 days before passing away on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, from numerous heart attacks.

Age: 39

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 6

Date of Incident: Sept. 14, 2021

Date of Death: Sept. 24, 2021

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