My friend and Brother, Fire Chief Scott Morrison, died in the line of duty today. Morrison was the Fire Chief of the Knotts Island Volunteer Fire Department (VA/NC).
Chief Morrison went into cardiac arrest while working at a brush fire. He was transported to the hospital and was pronounced dead at 5:30pm.
Chief Morrison visited with Captain Wines and I back in May. We broke bread at #13 where Wines was working and were joined by Willie Wines Sr. as well. I gave Scott the nickel tour of Roanoke’s firehouses and we had a great day. Scott was a great guy. He is survived by his wife and two children.
What is amazing, is that as the news of Morrison’s death reaches firefighters across the Nation, I continue to hear great things about him. I cannot say enough, and I only new him over the past year. Others have known him much longer, some less. All have great things to say about the man. Morrison had been a firefighter since 1984. If I remember correctly, he had previously been a police officer and moved to Knotts Island from New Jersey (my details could be off).
- Knotts Island Volunteer Fire Department
- VAFireNews.com: LODD – Knotts Island Fire Chief Scott Morrison
- FireNews.net:Fire Chief Scott Morrison, Knotts Island Fire Department
- HamptonRoads.com: Knotts Island Volunteer Fire Chief Dies after Blaze
- Wavy.com:Chief died fighting Knotts Island fire
- More on Scotts visit to Roanoke with Willie and I
- Captain Wines wrote about the same visit here (scroll down)
- Scott shared pictures of his children with FireCritic.com in “Firefighter Kids”
Fire Chief Scott Morrison collapsed into respiratory and cardiac arrest, while working to suppress a brush fire. Morrison was treated at the scene by Currituck EMS and on the way to a Virginia hospital. He was pronounced dead at 5:30 p.m..
Scott Morrison, fire chief for Knotts Island Volunteer Fire Department, was responding to a brush fire when he went into cardiac arrest, county spokesman Randall Edwards said. Emergency personnel treated Morrison on scene and took him to a hospital, but he died about 5:30 p.m.