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Atlanta-area firefighter collapses, dies after training

March 13, 2018

ATLANTA (AP) — Officials say a firefighter who collapsed in an Atlanta suburb has died.

Cobb County fire Lt. Dan Dupree tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a statement that 44-year-old Stacey Leigh Boulware died early Monday roughly two hours after passing her physical training. Dupree says the 19-year veteran of the department had responded to two calls before collapsing at a fire station in Vinings.

Boulware died at a Marietta hospital. One of the calls she responded to Monday involved a cardiac arrest.

Boulware was a longtime member of the department’s Hazardous Materials Response Team and worked at various stations.

In 2015, she received an award for rescuing someone trapped in an apartment fire.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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