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.