The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official line of duty death of Firefighter Recruit David Eason, 38, of the West Memphis Fire Department on January 26, 2011.
During a training exercise at the Arkansas Fire Academy in East Camden, Arkansas, Firefighter Recruit Eason went into cardiac arrest while performing a hose trace evolution. Paramedics were on-site and immediately performed CPR and advanced life support. However, Firefighter Recruit Eason passed away at the hospital approximately 30 minutes later. Cause of death is under investigation.