Volunteer firefighter dies on emergency call CENTRAL COUNTY -- Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park

April 26, 1993

A volunteer firefighter died Saturday night after he went into cardiac arrest while responding to an emergency call in Crownsville.

William W. Overman Jr., 43, responded with the Herald Harbor Volunteer Fire Company to a report at 10:12 p.m. of smoke odors in a home in the 900 block of Indian Creek Lane. No fire was found, Capt. Gary Sheckells, a Fire Department spokesman, said yesterday.

A few minutes after the fire engine arrived at the scene, Mr. Overman walked to the rear of the vehicle and collapsed, Captain Sheckells said.

He was taken to North Arundel Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Although police reported Mr. Overman had a history of diabetes and heart trouble, Captain Sheckells said the Fire Department is awaiting a medical examiner's report on the cause of death.

Mr. Overman, who had been a member of the Herald Harbor station for three years, was training to become a certified firefighter. As a member of the department, whether paid or volunteer, Captain Sheckells said, he would have had to pass a medical exam.

He did not know whether Mr. Overman had submitted to the exam.

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