Firefighter Nation member Justin Dunn
, a volunteer firefighter from Bland County, Virgina, was killed in a single vehicle accident early Sunday morning.
Dunn's Chevy Silverado truck left the road and struck two trees, state police said. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Reports indicate it was an off-duty death.
Justin Dunn, pictured right, in his profile photo on Firefighter Nation.
Dunn, whose father was Chief of the Bland County Volunteer Fire Department, had been a firefighter for five years. According to his profile on Firefighter Nation
, he was also a member of the Bland County Rescue Squad for the last three years.
Virginia State Police said the accident occurred in the rural Southwestern Virginia community at about 2:15 a.m. Dunn, 21, was the lone occupant of the vehicle, which crashed on Route 615 eastbound near Route 646 in Bland.
"[I] joined the fire department at the age of 16. My dad was chief of the fire department for many years prior to me joining," Dunn wrote in his FirefighterNation.com profile, where other members are now beginning to post condolence messages
Dunn listed his day job as a Sheet Metal Fabricator.
"Justin Dunn was a great firefighter and rescue squad worker," a local firefighter and FFN member wrote relaying news of the accident. "He was always ready to respond at a moments notice. Please pray for his family and our fire departments."
FirefighterNation.com will post more details as they become available.