Firefighter dies after responding to call

November 14, 1996|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

A county firefighter from Glen Burnie collapsed and died Tuesday after responding to a call for a patient with a long-term illness, Fire Department officials said.

William R. Chambers, 48, of the 900 block of Dogwood Road in Lombardee Beach collapsed shortly after 6 p.m. as he got out of the water tower truck he drove to the home of an ailing patient in the 8100 block of Edgewater Road in Orchard Beach. The water truck was sent to the home because it was closest when the call came in, a Fire Department spokesman said.

Chambers, a 28-year veteran engine man with the Orchard Beach and Brooklyn Park fire stations, was taken to North Arundel Hospital, where he died of heart failure.

The patient, whom fire officials did not identify, was complaining of discomfort. He was taken to Harbor Hospital.

Pub Date: 11/14/96

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