Virginia fire chief, line of duty death

Chief Scott Morrison

Chief Scott Morrison

UPDATE March 7, 2013: 

Morrison’s family will receive visitors at Holloman-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, located at 524 Cedar Road in Chesapeake on Saturday, March 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. at the Knotts Island Fire Department located at 327 Knotts Island Road.


Scott Morrison, Chief of the Knotts Island Volunteer Fire Department that serves areas in both North Carolina and Virginia died in the line of duty Sunday afternoon while working on a brush fire, collapsing into respiratory and cardiac arrest at the scene. Randall Edwards, public information officer for Currituck Co., said the Chief was treated at the scene by Currituck EMS and also while en route to a hospital in Virginia.

According to his Facebook page, Chief Morrison became a firefighter in 1984 and worked his way up through the ranks. He leaves behind a wife and two children.

We offer our sincere condolences to Chief Morrison’s family and his fellow members of the fire department.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.