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St. Louis (MO) Firefighter Killed in Roof Collapse at House Fire, Second Gravely Injured

The roof collapsed on two firefighters fighting a house fire in St. Louis Thursday, killing one firefighter and gravely injuring a second firefighter.
Barstow CA Fire Protection District Engineer David Spink

CA Firefighter Succumbs to Injuries After Being Struck at Collision Scene

Barstow Fire Protection District Engineer David Spink was critically injured while he and other firefighters responded to a traffic collision.
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Los Angeles County (CA) Firefighter Dies in House Fire

While operating the interior of a single-family home, Firefighter Flagler became trapped and was overcome by fire conditions.
Los Angeles County Fire Department

Los Angeles (CA) County Firefighter Dies in Rancho Palos Verdes House Fire

A Los Angeles County firefighter, critically injured while battling a house fire in Rancho Palos Verdes early Thursday, Jan. 6, died at a hospital.
Cadott Area Fire & Rescue WI

Cadott (WI) Firefighter, 33, Dies of COVID-19

Matt Siddons had been hospitalized more than 60 days, and in mid-December, was transferred to a hospital in Minnesota, where he had hoped to get a lung transplant.
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FDNY Fire Lieutenant Found Dead in Fire Station

On Sunday, December 26, 2021, while on-duty, Lieutenant Joseph  “Joe” Maiello, 53, was found unresponsive at the fire station.
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OH Firefighter Found Dead at Fire Station

Jefferson Township Firefighter/EMT Thomas Joseph Rees, 38, was found deceased in his bunk while on duty.
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Atlantic City (NJ) Firefighter Dies After Contracting COVID-19

Firefighter Anthony Michael Carfagno, 58, passed away after a lengthy battle with the illness.
Mercy FF Paramedic James Swindlehurst,

MI Firefighter-Paramedic Who Contracted COVID on Job Dies

James Swindlehurst, who worked for the Dewitt Township Fire Department and Lansing Mercy Ambulance, spent weeks in the hospital and his condition deteriorated in his final days

Podcast: Hamilton (OH) Firefighter LODD

Joe Pronesti talks with Hamilton (OH) Deputy Chief Jay Wirtz about the fire that claimed the life of Firefighter Patrick Wolterman in 2015.