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Waxhaw volunteer firefighter dies from ‘medical emergency’ while leaving work

Waxhaw volunteer firefighter dies from ‘medical emergency’ while leaving work
Waxhaw volunteer firefighter dies from ‘medical emergency’ while leaving work(WBTV)
Published: Apr. 26, 2021 at 3:37 PM EDT
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WAXHAW, N.C. (WBTV) - A Union County volunteer fire firefighter died Monday morning on his way home from work.

Captain Ronald McGarvey suffered a medical emergency after leaving his shift at work shortly after 8 a.m.

A Union County deputy tried to care for the firefighter until the Waxhaw Fire Department arrived, but despite resuscitation efforts, McGarvey was pronounced dead.

McGarvey was a captain with the Waxhaw Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

Fire Chief Sharpe says they will consider Captain McGarvey’s death a Line of Duty Death in accordance with the Hometown Heroes Survivors Benefits Act and the Dale Long PSOB Improvements Act of 2012.

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