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Firefighter Fatalities

Notifications of firefighter line-of-duty deaths and fatality news and investigations

City of Watertown NY Fire Department

Watertown (NY) Fire Chief Angry with State’s Findings in Firefighter’s Death

Watertown Fire Chief Matthew Timerman is expressing indignation that a report leaves the state off the hook in the death of city firefighter Peyton L.S. Morse.

Fallen Jacksonville (FL) Firefighter’s Funeral Set for Saturday

Engineer Michael L. Freeland will be laid to rest on Saturday after he died trying to rescue a woman from a truck crash on Aviation Avenue.
Kruger Fire map

Pilot Killed in Single-Engine Air Tanker Crash Near Kruger Rock Fire

The pilot of a single-engine air tanker was killed in a crash near one of the areas outside Estes Park, Colorado, under evacuation.
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Pilot Killed in Kruger Rock Fire Single Engine Air Tanker Crash

Colorado Fire Aviation Pilot Marc Thor Olson died in a crash involving a Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) while responding to the Kruger Rock Fire in Larimer County.
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Jacksonville (FL) Fire Engineer Dies After Falling Ill at Vehicle Rescue

Engineer Michael K. Freeland, 36, responded to a vehicle accident that involved an extensive and long extrication and suffered a medical emergency on scene.
Baxter Springs firefighter Lt. Malachi Brown

KS Firefighter Dies After Being Burned in Structure Fire

Baxter Springs firefighter Lt. Malachi Brown was hurt on the job while battling a structure fire alongside his team late on October 15.

Jacksonville (FL) Firefighter Dies During Crash Rescue

Jacksonville Engineer Michael L. Freeland died early Thursday during what was called a "difficult and prolonged extrication."
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KS Fire Lieutenant Dies After Being Badly Burned in Structure Fire

Baxter Springs Lieutenant Malachi Brown was working at the scene of a residential fire when he suffered third-degree burns and subsequently passed away.
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MI Fire Chief Dies After Contracting Coronavirus

Morley Area Fire Chief Danny L. Deyo responded to an EMS call with a patient with a known case of COVID-19 and subsequently contracted the virus.
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WY Wildland Engine Boss Dies After Being Found Unresponsive at CA Station

While deployed to a fire in the Inyo National Forest in California, Engine Boss Layla Bradley was found unresponsive at the fire station.