Firefighter Fatalities

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

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TX Firefighter-Paramedic Dies After Contracting COVID-19

Firefighter-Paramedic Roger Dean, III, of the Seguin (TX) Fire Department passed away after contracting the virus while on the job.
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Months After Contracting COVID-19, WY Assistant Fire Chief Passes Away

While on a wildland assignment, Assistant Fire Chief Charles "Chuck" Edward Scottini of Laramie County (WY) Fire District #2 contracted COVID-19.
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AL Fire Chief Dies After Suffering Cardiac Arrest

Midfield Fire Chief Donald L. Jones went into cardiac arrest during a lunch break.
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AZ Fire Chief Dies After Contracting COVID-19

Buckeye (AZ) Fire Chief Robert Costello, while on-duty, attended fire department and city council meetings with individuals with known cases of COVID-19.
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GA Firefighter Dies on His First Shift

Working his first 24-hour shift as a firefighter with the St. Marys (GA) Fire Department, Firefighter Efren Medina, 20, passed away in his sleep.
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Firefighter Killed in Accident at OH Controlled Burn

Wildland Firefighter Selinde Roosenburg was participating in a controlled burn when she was involved in a UTV rollover accident.
Firefighter at fatal Porterville library fire

Porterville (CA) Fire Department Releases Report on Firefighter LODDs

The Porterville (CA) Fire Department has released a report on a 2020 library fire that killed Captain Ramon “Ray” Figueroa and Firefighter Patrick Jones.
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DE Fire Police Officer Dies After Being Hit by Truck

Selbyville Fire Police Officer Laura Madara was working at the scene of a vehicle accident when she was struck by a fire police truck.
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WV Fire Captain Dies in Crash en Route to Call

Captain Charles "Chuck" Wesley Miller, Jr. of the Albright (WV) Volunteer Fire Department was responding to a brush fire in his personal automobile when the crash occurred.
Firefighters removing injured member from building

NIOSH Releases Report on Death of MA Firefighter in Apartment Fire

A report was recently released on a 2018 fire that claimed the life of a firefighter in Massachusetts.