LEAGUE CITY (March 7, 2013—Donald Mize, 62, a retired teacher who began training last month to be a volunteer firefighter in League City, died after collapsing following physical drills.
League City spokeswoman Kristy Wyatt said Mize was taking part in routine physical training Wednesday night at a drill field when he collapsed during a cool-down session.
She said Mize was transported to a hospital where he died.
Wyatt had no information on whether the former teacher in the Clear Creek Independent School District had a history of medical problems.
She said everyone must pass a physical examination before training as a volunteer firefighter.
Wyatt said Mize was also a member of a citizen police academy alumni group.
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