Funeral to honor firefighter who died during training exercise

Several fire trucks traveled through I-85 in Davidson County Saturday headed to a funeral procession for New Hanover County’s Fire Captain who died earlier this week. (Photo: Dylan Gray)

Several fire trucks traveled through I-85 in Davidson County Saturday headed to a funeral procession for New Hanover County’s Fire Captain who died earlier this week. (Photo: Dylan Gray)

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Several fire trucks traveled through I-85 in Davidson County Saturday headed to a funeral procession for New Hanover County’s Fire Captain who died earlier this week.

WECT-TV reported that there will be two memorial services for Fire Rescue Captain David Heath: one was in Wilmington and the other will be in Concord.

The Wilmington service took place Saturday afternoon. The one in Concord is planned for 3 p.m. Sunday at Concord First Assembly of God Church at 150 Warren C. Coleman Blvd.

The fire trucks seen in Davidson County were on their way from Wilmington to Concord.

Heath suffered a heart attack and died Monday during a training exercise with New Hanover County Fire Rescue. He was 48 years old.

PortCityDaily.com reported that Heath served for various agencies throughout his 30-year career including Durham Highway Fire/Rescue, Six Forks Fire/Rescue, Wilson Fire/Rescue, Raleigh Fire/Rescue and Morrisville Fire/Rescue.

Read more: WECT-TV and PortCityDaily.com

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