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KCFD engineer passes away at age 56

Firefighters mourning loss of coworker, friend
Posted: 7:42 PM, May 21, 2017
Updated: 2017-05-22 21:32:41-04
KCFD engineer passes away at age 56
KCFD engineer passes away at age 56

The Kern County Fire Department announced that Engineer Brian Massey passed away at age 56 on Saturday after suffering a "significant medical event" while at home.

On Saturday, Massey completed a 48-hour shift at Station 22 in Maricopa. At about 10 p.m. that night, he suffered what the department is calling a "significant medical event" while at home. Massey was then transported to a local hospital where he later died. The exact reason for his hospitalization is unknown.

KCFD says Massey's death will be "considered a Line of Duty Death."

Fire Chief Brian Marshall ordered flags at all KCFD stations to be flown at half-staff until 5 p.m. on the day of Brian's memorial service. It's unknown when that service will take place.