FirefighterNation.com has learned that a Canton, Ohio fire captain has died while participating in a charity event.
Captain James M. Hall was playing with fellow firefighters in a charity basketball game against police officers on May 30, 2009 when he suddenly collapsed. CPR was immediately started, however he was unable to be revived. Captain Hall was a member of the Canton Fire Department for over twenty years.
In 2003 Hall was recognized by the department as Firefighter of the Year for actions he and another firefighter performed to rescue a young boy from a house fire.
An investigation into why Hall collapsed is pending. No official cause has been stated.
We send our condolences from Woodsfield V.F.D., down here in southeast Ohio. Our prayers are with the Hall family, friends and Dept. Mike said it all, remember all the good times and celebrate his life! We lost a Lt. a couple of weeks ago, it's a hard thing to deel with!! Once again, our prayers are with you guys!!!!!