James W. White, age 38, served as a wildland firefighter/Forestry Aide I for the Tennessee Division of Forestry, out of the Anderson County, Tennessee, station. On February 18, 1992, at the Blue Bird Fire Tower in Anderson County, White suffered a medical emergency while checking and preparing equipment and tools needed to respond to wildfires. He was transported to the hospital, where he died the next day.
As a local resident of Briceville, Tennessee, Mr. White passionately served his community protecting life and property from wildfire.
Mr. White was survived by his parents, Willard and Betty White, and a sister, Beverly White.