Louisville firefighter collapses on New Year’s Eve and dies unexpectedly
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Louisville, Texas The Louisville Fire Department is mourning the unexpected loss of a firefighter who collapsed while being discharged from service on New Year’s Eve.
According to the Louisville Firefighters Association, Landon Charles cried out in distress as he and his wife were getting ready for work last Friday morning. By the time I got there, he had fallen to the ground.
Charles’ wife, who is a nurse, called 911 and began CPR. He was airlifted to the hospital but did not survive.
Charles has worked for the Louisville Fire Department as a firefighter and paramedic for the past two years. He also worked as a CareFlight paramedic on his days off.
“Landon has been an exceptional firefighter/paramedic for the City of Louisville. He has served as a field training officer for the department, continually passing on his knowledge and mentoring his brothers and sisters in Louisville. Landon’s legacy will continue through many fires that members of the department have been in,” the Louisville Firefighters Association said in a statement. He makes an impact every day and has been proudly wearing a Louisville uniform.”
Before moving to North Texas, Charles worked as a firefighter and paramedic at College Station.
The 31-year-old and his wife were expecting their first child in February.
His funeral will be held Thursday at First Baptist Church in Kaufman.
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