Months After Contracting COVID-19, WY Assistant Fire Chief Passes Away

Firefighter fatality

The assistant fire chief with Laramie County (WY) Fire District #2 passed away after contracting the coronavirus last year, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

In October of 2020, while on a wildland fire assignment in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Assistant Fire Chief Charles “Chuck” Edward Scottini, 67, contracted COVID-19.  He was flown to the University of Utah Hospital for treatment and remained there until last Wednesday evening, April 21, 2021, when he returned to Wyoming and was in hospice care. 

Assistant Fire Chief Scottini passed away from the virus early Saturday morning, April 24, 2021, with his family by his side. 

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