Firefighter II Paul A. "Pallie" Mimms, 41, died of an apparent heart attack on April 20, 1965, while operating a pumper at at a commercial structure fire at 1908 Hillsboro Street. He fainted at the pump panel and was pronounced dead on arrival at Rex Hospital. The fire at Norden Laboratories Incorporated was discovered about 12:15 a.m. Mimms was the driver of Engine 5. Funeral services were held on April 22 at Overby Mortuary Chapel in Raleigh, with burial at Montlawn Memorial Park the same day. Mimms joined the Raleigh Fire Department on July 16, 1951.
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