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MI Fire Captain Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

While on duty at the fire station, Madison Heights Captain Jeff Brozich, 57, suffered a heart attack and passed away
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Philadelphia Fire Boat Pilot Dies After Contracting COVID-19

While stationed at his assignment at the Marine Unit, Fire Boat Pilot John Evans, 64, contracted COVID-19 and subsequently passed away.
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PA Firefighter Dies After Suffering Medical Emergency During Fire Call

Firefighter Phillip Craig Ginter, 57, with the Beavertown (PA) Rescue Hose Company became ill as he helped to pump water at a designated fill site.
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AR Battalion Chief Dies After Being Found Unresponsive at Fire Scene

Battalion Chief Edward Karriem of the Little Rock (AR) Fire Department was found unresponsive while on scene at a residential fire.
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NJ Firefighter Dies from Apparent Heart Attack After Training

Firefighter John Jonker, Sr., 80, participated in a training drill at Erskine Lakes Fire Company #1 and subsequently passed away.
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Acting Chief of KY Fire Department Dies of COVID-19

Acting Chief Garry Key, 70, developed COVID-19 while on-duty from attending various mandated functions for the Zoneton Fire Protection District.
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TN Training Lieutenant Dies of COVID-19

Shelby County Training Lieutenant Terry Watts, 51, contracted COVID-19 at the fire department.
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MS Fire Captain Dies After Contracting COVID-19

While on duty, Sardis (MS) Fire Captain Guandes “Mook” Smith, 27, contracted COVID-19 at the fire department.
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WV Fire Lieutenant Dies of COVID-19 Complications

Lieutenant Brian Ritchie of the Weirton (WV) Fire Department passed away after contracting the coronavirus.
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NM Fire Lieutenant Dies of COVID-19

Lieutenant Edward Vasquez with the NASA Fire Department at the White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico, has died after contracting the coronavirus.