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In the Line of Duty
James C. Ward, Jr., 49 - Charlottesville, Virginia
James C. Ward, Jr. Firefighter Virginia Department of Forestry Charlottesville, Virginia Age: 49 Sex: Male Classification: Wildland Part-Time Years of service: 26 Date of incident: March 30, 2024 Date of death: March 30, 2024 On Saturday, March 30, 2024, Firefighter James Ward, Jr. was at the scene of a three-acre wildfire in Virginia when he collapsed while working with a hand crew. CPR was initiated and Firefighter Ward was then transported to the Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee, where he was pronounced deceased. The fire was contained by Saturday evening.