Chief McNeill, Jr., suffered a heart attack after
a cancelled call
United States Fire Administration
The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Chief William “Eddie” Edward McNeill, Jr., 69, of the Campobello Fire Department on March 4, 2021.
On Thursday, March 4, 2021, Chief William Edward “Eddie” McNeill, Jr., was responding to a residential structure fire when the call was cancelled en route. Later in the evening, Chief McNeill, while having dinner with his wife at a restaurant, suffered a heart attack and passed away.
Tribute is being paid to Chief McNeill, Jr. at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 30 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2021. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.