On May 7th, 2019 at approximately 2130 hours, Plantation (Near Fort Lauderdale) Fire Crew Chief & Training Lieutenant Barry Boulton collapsed into cardiac arrest following completion of a RIT drill. Resuscitation began immediately and Lt Boulton was transported to Westside Regional Medical Center. Resuscitation was continued for an additional 30 minutes before he was pronounced dead.
Crew Chief & Training Officer Boulton was a retired United States Marine Corp Colonel and a retired Detective with the Hollywood PD, in Florida.
Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.
SPECIAL NOTE: Lt Boulton was experiencing muscular like thoracic pain several days prior to the incident which he contributed to working out. A reminder: “If you feel something-say something”