North Carolina Volunteer Firefighter Dies after Being On-Duty

By Bill Carey
4 January 2022

PINNACLE, North Carolina – The Pinnacle Fire Department and local news stations have reported the death of a volunteer firefighter after being on-duty Sunday.

WGHP reported that Pinnacle firefighter Van Boles died early Monday morning after being on duty Sunday evening from 6 to 8 PM.

Firefighter Boles had served the department and community for 34 years. He is survived by his wife and son.

The cause and nature of Boles’ death was not reported. Emphasis was given to the state’s definition of a line of duty death.

Published by Data Not Drama

Data Not Drama is writings that provide a point of critical thought about firefighter fatality data and education, line of duty deaths, and risk. The main focus is to encourage less risk aversion and better knowledge on the subject of firefighter fatalities in firefighters, fire departments, and fire service organizations.

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