Bartow County firefighter dies after training exercise

Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith(WANF)
Published: Mar. 22, 2023 at 2:45 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - A Bartow County firefighter died after a training exercise on March 16.

Bartow County Fire and Emergency Services confirmed to Atlanta News First that Matthew Smith died from “complications of an apparent medical incident” during the training.

“Please keep the Smith family and our department in your prayers during this difficult time,” a Facebook post stated.