We regret to pass on that Firefighter Zach Blankenship of the Montcalm (West Virginia, near Bluefield, west of Roanoke) Volunteer Fire Department has died, presumably in the Line of Duty following a structural fire call.
Initial reports are that Firefighter Blankenship suffered a critical massive stroke / brain aneurysm on March 5th a few hours after that call. He was treated and then flown to Roanoke Hospital. Following treatment and surgery, unfortunately he died last Sunday, March 15th.
HERE are more details:
-Remembering one of Montcalm Vol Fire Dept's own, Zach Blankenship-Princeton's City Manager honored as he prepares to move.-Grant's Supermarket is providing lunches for students without access.Catherine and I will see you at noon.
Posted by Joshua Bolden TV on Tuesday, March 17, 2020
FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT HIS FAMILY:
Our condolences to all those affected. Rest in Peace.