Assistant fire chief/paramedic critically burned in weekend accident

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – An Eastern Carolina first responder is in critical condition at a Norfolk burn center after an accident this past weekend.

Chad Bullock is at the Sentara Norfolk General Burn Center with second-degree burns over 50% of his body, according to a GoFundMe page.

Bullock, who lives in Greenville, is the assistant chief at the Bell Arthur Fire Department and a full-time paramedic with Beaufort County EMS.

The fundraising page says Bullock was clearing/burning brush on his property when he was burned. The accident happened Saturday in Pamlico County, according to a Pitt County spokeswoman.

The page says Bullock will be hospitalized for the next four months. It says he has been a paramedic for 12 years and has worked for EMS for the last 14 years.