Fireman dies during duty

March 22, 2009 3:40:11 PM PDT
One of Nash County's firemen lost his life in the service to his community. Nash County Emergency Management Officials confirm to Eyewitness News that Firefighter Engineer Greg Cooke a Volunteer with the Salem District Volunteer Fire Department passed away Saturday, after fighting a brush fire on Wednesday.

Cooke, 60, was helping fight the accidental fire when he suffered a cardiac arrest at the scene. He was taken to Nash General Hospital and later transferred to Wake Medical Center, where he passed away.

Cooke lived in the Salem area and served the Fire Department for 20 years. Cooke leaves behind a daughter. Funeral arrangements have not been set.

A fund is being set up through the Salem District Volunteer Fire Department. Roughly 25 people volunteer for the department.


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