Firefighter Collett was 44 years and is survived by his parents — Ted and Shirley, and his sister — Connie. Funeral arrangements are pending at will be posted on www.SupportingHeroes.org
It is with deep regret we pass on to you the Line of Duty Death of the Red Bird Volunteer Fire & Rescue Firefighter Rodney Collett. Red Bird Fire and Rescue responded to a brush fire on October 29th. While fighting the fire, a tree limb fell striking the fire apparatus and Firefighter Collett causing him to suffer head and arm injuries. He was airlifted to Pikeville Medical Center for treatment. Tragically, Firefighter Collett succumbed to his injuries last evening.
Our condolences to all those affected. Rest in Peace.