Va. firefighter-EMT dies at fire scene

Adwolfe Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter-EMT Charles C. "Dog" Woods was found unresponsive after filling a tanker

Duty Death: Charles "Dog" C. Woods - [Marion, Virginia]

End of Service: 09/23/2020

By Laura French

MARION, Va. — A Virginia firefighter-EMT died Wednesday after being found unresponsive during a fire. 

Adwolfe Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter-EMT Charles C. "Dog" Woods, 58, had just filled a tanker during the residential fire in Marion early Wednesday morning when he was found unresponsive in the apparatus, according to a department press release.

Life-saving efforts were immediately initiated by Marion Fire/EMS members and other personnel at the scene. Woods was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead about 45 minutes after first being found unresponsive. 

Woods served as a volunteer firefighter-EMT for 34 years and is survived by his wife and two sons, who are both also firefighters. 

Woods was also a member of the Marion Life Saving Crew for several years and was a member of the Bristol Motor Speedway fire team, according to his obituary. His funeral will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26.


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