Hurlburt Field Fire & Emergency Services, Florida • Line of Duty Death: October 5, 2023

Fire Captain Adam Wayne Hart passed away on October 5, 2023 after collapsing at the end of his 48 hour shift.

Hart was born in Chester, Pennsylvania and raised in Brookhaven, Pennsylvania. He lived with his parents and older brother and sister. With several aunts, uncles and cousins living in the immediate area, the Harts were a very tight-knit family. Hart loved to skateboard, play basketball with neighborhood friends, and spend the holidays with his extended family. Additionally, he enjoyed Philadelphia sports teams, especially the Eagles, and had developed an interest in fire fighting. As a teenager, Hart joined his local fire department as a junior firefighter. While stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota, he met his wife, Tasia, through mutual friends.

At 18 years old, Hart joined the US Air Force to further his firefighting training. He later became a civilian firefighter after five years of military service. Above all, he loved helping others; he had a heart of servitude. In recent years, Hart enjoyed training young firefighters, having taken pride in the details and how important the job was. His end goal was to be an Assistant Chief, although he was not in a hurry to get behind the desk. Throughout his honorable career, Hart received various awards, including a Department of Air Force Award for Meritorious Civilian Service, numerous Fire Department and Prevention Awards, and a 20 Years of Service Award, among others. He also instructed a 124 hour EMT course with a 100-percent pass rate among his students. At the end of one of his 48 hour shifts, Hart was found unresponsive on the floor of his bunkroom. CPR was performed immediately, to no avail. He had no known heart disease prior to his passing.

Tasia currently resides in Florida with her children, Keeghan, Campbell, and Maccoy. She enjoys watching her children compete in their sports and frequents the park with her youngest. Additionally, she is a registered nurse at her local hospital. In the future, Tasia is excited to continue to watch her children grow and become amazing adults who continue Hart’s legacy. Receiving a mortgage-free home from Tunnel to Towers has significantly lifted a financial burden off of Tasia, which she is eternally grateful for. Since Hart’s passing, Tasia has taken time from work to focus on her children. This allows her to be more present for her children during their mourning process and this difficult transition. Finally, Tasia would like others to know that her husband was the most positive person that anyone had the privilege of meeting. He was always kind, incredibly easy going, proud to be a father, husband, and firefighter. He loved everything about his career and the fire service. Hart left way too early, leaving many with holes in their hearts and lives. The Hart family knows their loved one would want them to push forward with a positive mindset, so they will.

Firefighter Captain Adam Wayne Hart is survived by his loving wife, Tasia, and their children, Keeghan, Campbell, and Maccoy.