12/31/09 138 W, 1 I - + 11 - 12 Belmont Firefighter Dies at Station

FireNews reported yesterday that Belmont Fire Department Firefighter Richard Adam Miller collapsed and died on duty on Tuesday. The 24 year-old career firefighter was participating in physical fitness training at the department's headquarters, Gaston County Station 43. He was reportedly on a treadmill at the time he collapsed. He was transported to Gaston Memorial Hospital where he later died.

Miller, a career member since August 2009, was also a Lieutenant with Millers Creek Fire Department in Wilkes County. He is survived by his mother, father, and one brother. Preliminary arrangements have also been posted. The wake will be Friday night, January 1. The memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 2. All services will be held in the Miller Creek area. Read the FireNews article. Miller's passing is also reported by the Gaston Gazette.

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