Volunteer fire chief hospitalized following heart attack

A local volunteer fire chief is hospitalized after suffering a heart attack while on the job.

Posted: Jan 24, 2018 10:18 AM
Updated: Jan 24, 2018 10:56 AM

WEBSTER COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Tomnolen Fire Chief Joe Huffman was hospitalized after suffering two heart attacks Tuesday. 

The Walthall Fire Department posted on its Facebook page stating Huffman was working an accident on Highway 82 in Webster County when he collapsed on the scene. 

The post explains Huffman was airlifted to the North Mississippi Medical Center. Once there, he began having another heart attack and then rushed to the operating room.

According to the post, Huffman is on a vent and in critical care.  

As of Wednesday morning, a spokesperson for the North Mississippi Medical Center says Huffman remains in critical care. 

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