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AR Fire Lieutenant Dies After Contracting COVID-19

Lieutenant Scott Chassells responded to several calls at which he encountered COVID-19 positive patients and patients with COVID-19-like symptoms.
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Denver (CO) Firefighter Dies After Apparent Cardiac Arrest

Technician Jeffrey Billingsley, 42, suffered an apparent cardiac arrest while on duty and subsequently passed away.
City of Watertown NY Fire Department

Parents of Fallen NY Firefighter Pleased with Investigation’s New Direction

Peyton Morse, 21, who was in his third week of training, had a medical emergency while training at the state Academy of Fire Science.
Fire Driver Jeremy Klemm

Durham (NC) Firefighter Dies After Battling COVID for More Than a Month

Fire Driver Jeremy Klemm died Saturday evening after battling COVID-19 for more than a month.
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NC Firefighter Dies After Contracting COVID-19

Firefighter Joshua Megill, 21, contracted COVID-19 while on duty in August 2021 and passed away from complications due to the virus.
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NC Firefighter Dies After Contracting Coronavirus

On August 16, 2021, Huntersville Firefighter Jeffrey Hager contracted the COVID-19 virus while on duty.
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ID Fire Chief Dies After Contracting COVID-19

On August 15, 2021, while on duty, Garden Valley Chief Jon Delvalle was exposed to a patient who was COVID-19 positive.
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Phoenix Firefighter/Paramedic Dies After Contracting COVID-19

Firefighter/Paramedic Miguel Angulo, 42, responded to an EMS call with a patient with a known case of COVID-19.
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FL Fire Chief Passes Away After Contracting Coronavirus

While on duty, Chief Randall "Randy" Burnham of the Lake City Fire Department contracted COVID-19 at the fire station.
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MS District Chief Dies After Contracting COVID-19

While on duty, Gulfport District Chief Marshal Hilley contracted COVID-19 while at the fire station