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Fire chief in Northampton County dies after responding to car crash

Posted June 19, 2016
Updated June 20, 2016

Chief Britt (left) presenting an Officer of the Year award to Dennis Woodard in February 2015. Photo courtesy of the Severn Volunteer Fire Department.

— A fire chief with the Severn Volunteer Fire Department in Northampton County died Saturday after assisting with a car crash.

According to Dennis Woodard, Admin Chief for the department, Fire Chief Kevin Britt, 54, suffered a medical emergency at his home around midnight shortly after responding to an emergency call involving a car that had crashed into a light pole.

Britt was a firefighter with the Severn Volunteer Fire Department, near the North Carolina-Virginia border, for more than 30 years. His son, Joshua Britt, also serves the department.

Funeral arrangements for Fire Chief Britt are pending.


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