May 7, 2005
Firefighter Michael T Childress of the Level Cross FD in Randolph County NC was found unconscious and not breathing in his bed Saturday morning. FF Childress was volunteering to stand by while the rest of the department participated in a live fire training exercise with Randleman FD. Upon the discovery, life saving efforts started immediately and patient care was transferred to Randolph County EMS upon arrival. Paramedics pronounced FF Childress dead at the scene under the direction of medical control. FF Childress is survived by his wife Teresa and daughter April. He was one of the first three 24 hour full time paid staff hired at Level Cross FD this year.