Veteran Firefighter commits suicide

David Dangerfield, a veteran Indian River County Fire Rescue firefighter, committed suicide at his home Saturday night, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies found David Dangerfield after going to a wooded area off State Road 60 west of Interstate 95.

They were responding to a call about the incident at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Indian River County Sheriff spokesman Lt. Eric Flowers.


Veteran Firefighter commits suicide

Veteran Firefighter commits suicide


Dangerfield, a battalion chief, was named Emergency Service Provider of the Year by the Treasure Coast Fire Chiefs’ Association in 2013.

Dangerfield was also a fire instructor at the Indian River State’s Fire Academy and a field training officer for the dive rescue team.

The veteran firefighter provided Thanksgiving Day meals through the Big Heart Brigade of Indian River County. Dangerfield also founded the annual Firefighters Chili and Salsa Cook-off, a charity fundraiser.

Our sympathies go out to Family and Friends

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