Firefighter Fatalities, Health & Safety

Warren (OH) Fire Lieutenant Dies of COVID-19

Firefighter fatality

A fire officer with the Warren City (OH) Fire Department passed away last November after contracting the coronavirus, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

Lieutenant Donald Beauchene, 54, contracted COVID-19 while on-duty.  He passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

According to his obituary, Lieutenant Beauchene passed away following complications in the Intensive Care Unit at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

He attended and completed the fire school at the Youngstown Fire Department’s Fire Academy and at the time of his death was working 3-Turn as a lieutenant for the City of Warren. He was a member of the Warren Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 204.