VININGS, Ga. – The Cobb County Fire Department lost one of their own on Monday after she experienced a medical incident.

Firefighter Stacey Leigh Boulware, 44, collapsed on Monday at Station 5 in Vinings after returning from back-to-back incidents that included "a full arrest and vehicle accident," according to the department.

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After collapsing, officials said she was transported to Kennestone Hospital where she passed away following resuscitation attempts.

Boulware had successfully completed an annual physical agility test earlier in the day.


Boulware began her fire career in June of 1999. She had been a long-time member of the Cobb County Fire Hazardous Materials Team and served at several different stations during her tenure.

In 2015, she received the Firehouse Magazine Heroism award along with the Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services Firefighter Cross for heroism in rescuing a trapped occupant from a well-involved apartment fire.