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Incident Name: wildland fire training
Date: 06/05/14
Personnel: Donovan Garcia, Jr
Age: 52
Agency/Organization: Hungry Valley Volunteer Fire Department, 9070 Eagle Canyon Drive, Sparks, NV 89441
Position: Assistant Fire Chief

Summary: Assistant Fire Chief Donovan Garcia was participating in wildland fire training when he collapsed from a massive heart attack. Garcia was treated at the scene and then transported to the Northern Nevada Medical Center in Sparks, Nevada, where he succumbed to his injury.

Photo courtesy of Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

Donovan Garcia, Jr Donovan Garcia, Jr

 

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Northern Nevada Medical Center, Sparks, NV

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  • Volunteer Hungry Valley firefighter dies from a heart attack

    6/10/2014 | Online Article

    The Hungry Valley Volunteer Fire Department's assistant chief died from a massive heart attack while on duty, the department reported Monday. Donovan Garcia Jr., 52, died as the result of a heart attack Thursday, said Stacey Montooth, spokeswoman for the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Tribe. Garcia was participating in a wildland fire training in Hungry Valley when he collapsed, Montooth said. He was pronounced dead at Northern Nevada Medical Center in Sparks... (More at the link...)

 

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  • Services: June 12, 2014, Hungry Valley Gym, 9070 Eagle Canyon Dr, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony about 10 mi north of Sparks; Viewing 6-7PM June 11, O'Brien-Rogers and Crosby Funeral Home, 600 W. Second St., Reno NV
  • Reno-Sparks Indian Colony: Website
  • USFA Memorial Database: Donovan Garcia, Jr

 

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