NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX — A young firefighter with North Richland Hills Fire Rescue died Tuesday while working a shift at his station.
The department announced the death of 29-year-old Caleb Scott Thursday in a statement to the press.
In the statement, his department said Scott suffered a cardiac arrest around 8:30 that morning while at his assigned fire station. His colleagues treated him at the scene before taking him to North Hills Hospital, but he was pronounced dead the same evening.
Dr. Jim Denison wrote on Denison Forum that both Scott and his wife turned 29 last month.
Various area fire departments and residents of North Richland Hills took to social media to offer the department condolences and prayers, including North Richland Hills Fire Rescue’s Chief Stan Tinney.
"We are deeply saddened by Caleb’s sudden passing and offer our deepest condolences to his family and friends. The entire North Richland Hills Fire Department will continue to keep his family in our thoughts and prayers as we all navigate this difficult time," Tinney said.
Both Scott’s family and the department for which he worked ask for respect at this time.
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Lead image via North Richland Hills Fire Rescue, used with permission