St. David probationary firefighter dies after collapsing during training

Remembering Joshua Eugin, a St. David firefighter who died during training

ST. DAVID, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A probationary firefighter in the St. David Fire District died during a training drill on Wednesday.

According to information from the district, Joshua Eugin, 36, collapsed during the drill and was taken to Benson Hospital, where he later died.

Eugin, who was a former Marine, was participating in a “blackout drill,” in which firefighters simulate rescuing victims from a structure filled with fake smoke, which simulates potential conditions during a fire.

Captain Jason Todd said in a news release, “Josh was a great friend and his loss has left a hole in the department.”

Eugin is survived by his fiance Chelsea, daughter Addy and his support dog, Salty.

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